Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Tied To Higher Schizophrenia Risk

Researchers Focus on Recovery in Schizophrenia
Researchers Focus on Recovery in Schizophrenia
Risk extends to children whose parents were diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Despite a remarkable co-occurrence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and schizophrenia, little is known about the clinical and etiological relationship of these 2 disorders. Exploring the degree to which these disorders share etiological factors might provide useful implications for clinicians, researchers, and those with the disorders.

The objective of the study is to to assess whether patients with OCD experience an enhanced risk of developing schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders and to determine whether a family history of OCD constitutes a risk factor for schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

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