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    Are there any medical tests that can be done to determine if you have OCD?

    I am not talking about sitting one on one with a psychiatrist and going over a list of symptoms. I am talking about real scientifically based evidence such as in some kind of brain scanning, or some sort of physical proof in the tissues etc. of the brain or body.

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    No. There's been someresearch that shows that there could be ways of identifying mental illness from brain scans, but generally, the answer is no. There's nothing that shows up in your blood, or tissue, of anything that makes a definite marker of mental illness.

    Which is the main argument people use when they argue that mental illness isn't an ullness, and is different from a physical illness.
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    I've heard that OCD can be inherited. Do you have family members who are also OCD?

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    Yes, just google the term. OCD brain scan. There is a part of the brain that is over active or something like that. It is seen on brain scans. But brain scans are expensive so it's not used on the masses only for special cases and the wealthy of course can get preventative scans...

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