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      Analysis of Genetic and Environmental Factors in the prevalence of OCD

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            Abstract

            Objective:

            To investigate the causative effect of age, stress, genetics, affected quality of life and other psychological disorders in the onset or prevalence of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and to conduct an in-depth analysis of the relationship between the condition and the variables causing it.

            Method:

            An online survey was conducted by a questionnaire comprising of 20 questions, both males and females were asked to fill in the survey and our target age group ranged between 10-40 years of age. Statistical and graphical data was obtained. SPSS 21 was used for statistical analysis.

            Results:

            Altogether 152 people responded to the survey, out of which 22.7% claimed that they suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Similarly, out of all the respondents who claimed to be positive for OCD, 85% were females. The variables undertaken for study were the role of age, stress, genetics, affected quality of life and psychological disorders on OCD. Comorbidity of high level of OCD symptoms and high level of stress, genetic/family history and prevalence of other psychological disorders was seen 82.6%, 15.5% and 25.8% respectively.

            Conclusion:

            Significant prevalence and comorbidity exist between OCD symptoms and various genetic and environmental causative factors, and more studies addressing various population are needed.

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            ScienceOpen Preprints
            ScienceOpen
            6 May 2022
            Affiliations
            [1 ] Department of Biotechnology, Kinnaird College for Women University, 93 Jail Rd, G.O.R. - I, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPJ2Q5I.v1
            8c17b5e4-305c-49fd-aa3b-81812c786158

            This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .


            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
            Medicine,Statistics,Social & Behavioral Sciences,Life sciences
            Genetics,Anxiety,Environmental Factors,Stress,Epigenetics,Psychological Disorders,OCD

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