Living in Areas With Less sun May Increase Your Risk of OCD

Living in Areas With Less sun May Increase Your Risk of OCD

Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. "The results of this project are exciting because they provide additional evidence for a new way of thinking about OCD," said Meredith Coles, professor of psychology at Binghamton University. "Specifically, they show that living in areas with more sunlight is related to lower rates of OCD." To compile their data, Coles and her research team read through many papers that addressed OCD prevalence rates in certain...

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