Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “CAUSES OF OCD to remember about the Causes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

C – Cortico-striatal-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) circuit abnormalities

A – Autoimmune factors affecting the basal ganglia

U – Unwanted intrusive thoughts leading to compulsive behaviors

S – Serotonin dysregulation in the brain

E – Environmental factors triggering OCD onset, like stress and trauma

S – Structural brain abnormalities in the orbitofrontal cortex and caudate nucleus

O – Obsessive personality traits and cognitive biases

F – Family history of OCD or related disorders

O – Overactivity of certain neurotransmitters, such as glutamate

C – Childhood infections triggering immune response in the brain

D – Dysfunctional neural pathways contributing to obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions

Dr. Arin Nandi

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