A recent study published in The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry revealed that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is caused by 'doubt control', and not by obsessions formed in childhood; it comes from a feeling of doubt and inability to control it.
The study was carried out in six countries, including at Erzurum Atatürk University in Turkey. It focused on children and adolescents as the disorder appears at a young age.
Turkish children were more likely to develop this disorder than those in the other countries involved in the research, and girls were more likely to have the disorder than boys.
Associate professor İsmail Seçer said, 'Our study showed that dominating, overprotective and perfectionist parents trigger OCD symptoms in children. The results in Turkey are far more distinctive than the other countries and we believe that it is closely related to psycho-social factors.'