Association of Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphisms with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in a South Indian Population (Report)

Association of Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphisms with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in a South Indian Population (Report)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is the fourth most prevalent psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of 2-3 per cent (1). It is often a chronic illness characterized by obsessional thoughts and/or compulsive acts (2). Although OCD is often considered a unitary disorder, there is evidence that it is a heterogeneous disorder (3). Juvenile OCD and […]

Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphisms & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Commentary) (Report)

Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphisms & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Commentary) (Report)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric condition that has been shown to be heritable and for which a major gene effect has been reported based on segregation studies (1,2). However, linkage analysis studies have not been able to confirm a locus for OCD (3). The most promising candidate genes for OCD at the present […]