OCD Brain Research

By:William Haston hour 4

Website Facts

  • 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.

Data-base Facts

  • 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.