Can OCD Be An Autoimmune Condition?

Examining possible root causes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Psychology Times by Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D.

Key points
OCD can be rooted in immune response.
OCD can be triggered by infections that trigger PANS/PANDAS.
OCD can be linked to systemic autoimmune diseases with potential brain involvement.
Immunotherapy in patients with clear autoimmune causes can lead to an improvement in prognosis.

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