Risk factors for obsessive –compulsive symptoms. Follow-up of a community-based youth cohort

AbstractEnvironmental factors are at least as important as genetic factors for the development of obsessive –compulsive symptoms (OCS), but the identification of such factors remain a research priority. Our study aimed to investigate the association between a broad scope of potential risk factors and OCS in a large community cohort of children and adolescents. We evaluated 1877 participants and their ca regivers at baseline and after 3 years to assess various demographic, prenatal, perinatal, childhood adversity, and psychopathological factors. Mean age at baseline was 10.2 years (SD 1.9) and mean age at follow-up was 13.4 years (SD 1.9). Reports of OCS at baseline and follow-up were analyzed us ing latent variable models. At preliminary regression analysis, 15 parameters were significantly associated with higher OCS scores at follow-up. At subsequent regression analysis, we found that eight of these parameters remained significantly associated with higher follow-up OCS scores while being c ontrolled by each other and by baseline OCS scores. The significant predictors of follow-up OCS were: lower socioeconomic status (p = 0.033); lower intelligence quotient (p = 0.013); lower age (p 
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Publication date: April 2020Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 35Author(s): Özlem Doğan Yüksekol, Mürüvvet Başer
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