Brain and Behavior

OCD & Chinatown

One way to explain obsessive-compulsive disorder involves a comparison to the old Roman Polanski film “Chinatown”, starring Jack Nicholson. Nicholson plays a detective investigating a suspicious California land developer (played by the director John Huston). As in many detective thrillers, the closer he gets...
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Anxiety and Panic

The Origins of Anxiety

According to author and psychiatrist Jeffrey P. Kahn, , in his book Angst: Origins of Anxiety & Depression, today’s disorders might’ve been yesterday’s valuable social instincts. Today’s panic disorder might’ve prevented our ancestors from venturing to potentially dangerous places, far away from their families...
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