Anatomical explanations of OCD

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What does the anatomical explanation of OCD suggest causes OCD?
There are differences in the brain make-up or functioning of those with OCD compared to healthy controls
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What does the orbital frontal cortex control?
Sex, aggression, danger & hygiene drives
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What happens if the orbital frontal cortex is overactive?
Could causes obsessions about one of the drives
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What is the caudate nucelus?
This is your inhibiotry control
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What happens if there are bad neural connections in the caudate nucelus?
Cause a reduction in inhibitory process, which could cause inappropriate repetitive behaviour
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What did Comer 2001 find?
Suicide attempt due to the condition resulted in damage to orbital frontal cortex and caudate nucleus in OCD sufferer. The injury caused a massive reduction in symptoms.
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Neuro-imaging shows those with OCD
Have increased activity in the orbital frontal cortex and the caudate nucelus
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We cannot establish cause and..
Effect. It could be the changes in these areas are as a result of OCD
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What Soriano-Mas et al 2007?
Not every sufferer will have this pattern
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