OCD Brain Research
By:William Haston hour 4
- It effects all men and women of all races.
- People who have OCD suffer in silence.
- The top 20 causes of illness related disability worldwide for people ages between 15 to 44 years old.
- Millions are diagnosed with OCD.
- Obsessions are persistent and uncontrollable thoughts, impulses, or images.
- OCD gets worse and worse.
- People that have OCD brains function differently than those that dont have OCD.
- OCD is characterized by obsessions and compulsions.
- OCD is a disorder that has a neurobiological basis.
- Current estimates are that approximately 1 in 40 adults in the U.S. and 1 in 100 children have this condition.
- OCD is a neurological anxiety disorder characterized by powerfulunwanted obsessions, which are recurrent thoughts that a person cannot control.
- One in fifty people in the United States suffers from OCD.
- Twice of one in fifty people that live in the united states have experienced it at some point in their lives.
- There is many kinds of OCD.
- Compulsive behavior involves using certain actions to attempt to eliminate obsessive thoughts.
- OCD tends to run in families generations.
- OCD symptoms can be treated effectively.
- Most modern research on OCD involves the hunt for genes that might cause or predispose a person to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Approximately 80% of sufferers experience both obsessions and compulsions, while 20% experience only one or the other.
- Further, children with OCD were twice as likely to have inherited this variant from a parent.