Hey everyone. I'm super new here, and realized that this would be the best place to ask this question. How much of a role do genetics play in OCD? I come from a family with a history of anxiety (my mother and I take the same kind of meds), and I have a 3 year old son, and a baby on the way. My OCD began early in school, and in fact I was tested orginally for a learning disorder, only to find out that I was at the opposite end of the academic spectrum. I graduated 2 years early, but definitely had some social issues. My home life was fantastic, as is my current one. My only thought, then, is that my OCD is purely chemical, not resulting from PTSD, and I'm wondering then if my children are at risk? My son already shows tell-tale signs (like he can't leave the goat corral at the zoo without touching EVERY goat on the back at least once), but then again, he's 3, and kids are weird. Does anyone have any experience with this? While OCD certainly hasn't ruined my life, it's something I've had to work really hard to keep control over, and I don't want it for my kids. Thanks!!!
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