Doctors are baffled as to why certain people suffer from OCD. Stress might exacerbate symptoms.
Women are slightly more likely than men to have it. Symptoms are most common in teenagers and young adults.
The following are some of the risk factors for OCD:
OCD in a parent, sibling, or child
Differences in the physical structure of specific areas of your brain
Tics, depression, or anxiety
Physical or sexual abuse.
After a streptococcal infection, a youngster may develop OCD. PANDAS, or pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections, is the name given to this condition.
National Institute of Mental Health: “Obsessive-compulsive disorder: When unwanted thoughts or irresistible actions take over” and “Obsessive-compulsive disorder.”