I'm wondering if autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid disorders have been found to be correlated–anecdotally or empirically—with OCD. I have OCD since I was about 6 or earlier and am now diagnosed with an RD.
we do hear a lot of patients with autoimmune disorders and also OCD. i don't know if it is because OCD is so common or if there is a real relationship. we know that childhood OCD can be an infectious based autoimmune disorder (i.e., pandas/pans). take care,
Michael Jenike, MD
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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