Diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Then avoid the less sunny place

Jul 14 2018 08:57 AM
Diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Then avoid the less sunny place

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental disorder that provoke you to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly (called "rituals"), or have certain thoughts repeatedly (called "obsessions") is reportedly have great chances of increment in higher latitudes places where less amount is sunlight is observed, Binghamton University's reports claimed.

Meredith Coles, the professor of psychology who was involved in the research part said: “The results of this project are exciting because they provide additional evidence for a new way of thinking about OCD.”

The compilation of their reports was done by reading many records that have OCD’s prevalence rate at different places and then the team concluded the reports by checking altitude of those certain places.

Coles informed that people with this disorder tend to sleep late as they able to fall asleep until later than desired. This late sleep eventually provokes delayed sleep-wake and the pattern went ahead in the same way due to which they lost the opportunity to get exposure to morning light. He stated: “This delayed sleep-wake pattern may reduce exposure to morning light, thereby potentially contributing to a misalignment between our internal biology and the external light-dark cycle,”

The person with such disorder should avoid the higher altitude place as the regions lack proper sunlight, research claimed. With this finding researchers are further looking for an option which can be worked as the treatment suggestion for the diagnosed person.

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