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Medicine can also be recommended. The healthy body advises: “Usually a type of antidepressant medicine called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which can help by altering the balance of chemicals in your brain.”

Causes of OCD

The exact cause of OCD is not known, but a number of different factors may play a part.

This can include if you have a family member with OCD or if a life event, such as bullying, abuse or neglect, has affect you.

A neat, meticulous, methodical person with high personal standards may also be more likely to develop OCD.