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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - What Increases Your Risk

If you have a parent or sibling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), your chance of developing OCD is increased.1

Your risk for developing OCD is greatest from childhood to middle adulthood. The average age of diagnosis is 19.1

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    Last Updated: June 05, 2012
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