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.