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Walitza, S; Wendland, J R; Gruenblatt, E; Warnke, A; Sontag, T A; Tucha, O; Lange, K W (2010). Genetics of early-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 19(3):227-235.

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent, intrusive and disturbing thoughts as well as by repetitive stereotypic behaviors. Epidemiological data are similar in children and adults, i.e., between 1 and 3% of the general population suffer from OCD. Children with OCD are often seriously impaired in their development. OCD, especially of early onset, has been shown to be familial. Several candidate genes of predominantly neurotransmitter systems have been analyzed and a total of three genome-wide linkage scans have been performed until now. Analyses of candidate genes in linkage regions have not provided evidence for their involvement in OCD, with the exception of the glutamate transporter gene SLC1A1 on 9p24. Genome-wide association analyses are in progress and the results will promote further independent replication studies. The consideration of subtypes regarding age of onset, symptom dimensions and/or comorbid disorders is needed.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:17 Jan 2011 18:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:33
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00787-010-0087-7
PubMed ID:20213231

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