Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “CALM PIG to remember about the Predisposing Factors of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

C: Childhood Stressors – Early life adversities, like abuse or trauma, can contribute.

A: Autoimmune Disorders – Conditions like rheumatic fever have been linked to OCD.

L: Low Serotonin – An imbalance in neurotransmitters, especially serotonin, plays a role.

M: Medical Illness – Chronic illnesses like encephalitis can be a predisposing factor.

P: Parental Modeling – Children may learn OCD behaviors from their parents.

I: Infections – Certain infections, such as streptococcal infections, may trigger OCD.

G: Genetics – Family history can increase the risk of developing OCD.

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department