Our aim was to introduce more homogenous phenotypes for studying genetic variations in the clinically heterogeneous obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) beside classical case-control analysis. Symptoms were assessed with Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS), and principle component analysis of the lifetime symptom categories yielded four factors (Cleaning, Obsessive, Compulsive, Sexual). The comparison of serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) in 102 OCD patients and 223 controls showed an increased L-allele frequency but no difference was observed when rs25531 was included. Intronic variants of the serotonin transporter gene did not show association with either OCD, nor with the obtained factors.
- Principal component analysis
- SLC6A4 promoter and intronic variants
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Biological Psychiatry