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Indian J Psychiatry. 2002 Jul-Sep; 44(3): 240–245.
PMCID: PMC2954394

A CLINICAL GENETIC STUDY OF ADULT OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER FROM INDIA

Abstract

Objective:

The current study aims to replicate western reports of a familial excess of syndromal and sub-syndromal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in OCD probands in an Indian population.

Method:

148 relatives of OCD probands were compared with 151 normal subjects, based on evaluation on Schedule for Clinical Assessment for Neuropsychiatry (SCAN).

Results:

There were no clinically significant differences in the prevalence of psychiatric disorders between the two samples.

Conclusion:

In an Indian setting, the absence of familial loading in adult OCD is being reported. Whether subgroups of OCD are familial, or other factors play a role in the pathogenesis of OCD in India needs to be explored.

Keywords: Genetics, Adult Obsessive Compulsive Diorder, India

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