Social explanation of OCD

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Why do we develop OCD according to the social explanation?
OCD is a reaction to stressful life events such as losing your job
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What did Khanna find?
Found that people who suffered from OCD had experienced significantly more negative life events in the previous 6 months before they were diagnosed
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What did Saunders 1992?
Those who had suffered sexual abuse as child were 5 times more likely to suffer from OCD
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What does this show?
That it does not have to be a sudden life event which causes the onset of OCD but a negative event at anytime during a patient’s life is important
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What can we not establish?
Cause and Effect
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What does this not account for?
Individual differences
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What other explanation does this take into consideration?
Biological
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