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Biological, Psychological, and Social Factors with OCD

Discuss the biological, psychological, and social factors involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder with one reference and citation 350 words

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Research now suggests that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in due to problems with the connection between specific parts of the brain. These parts of the brain are believed to be the orbital cortex and the basal ganglia. The cause of this may be a lack of communication, and may be caused by insufficient levels of neurotransmitters, which are chemicals in the brain. Another theory is that there is abnormal metabolic activity in the caudate nucleus, the anterior cingulate or caudal medial prefrontal cortex, and in the orbitofrontal cortex. This area is often called the cortico-basal ganglia network, and it is believed that interactions in this area are responsible for acquiring habits, establishing fixed routines, which are directly ...

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Discusses the social, biological, and psychological factors involved with OCD. References included.