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      I have kind of a really stupid question: can you really choose to have ocd? Or are you born with it? I read books and articles on ocd and they seem to say no-one chooses to have ocd.


        No, you don’t choose to have ocd.

        There does seem to be a genetic component to it. I think maybe we are born with a potential to manifest ocd and it seems often to be triggered by stress.

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