OCD News

Partner Abuse Ups Postpartum Mental Health Issues

April 29th, 2014
Partner Abuse Ups Postpartum Mental Health IssuesNew research links a history of intimate partner abuse to postpartum mental health problems and suggests providers should heighten monitoring of new mothers. Investigators examined associations of psychological, physical, ...

Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health Problems

April 15th, 2014
Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health ProblemsEmerging research links domestic abuse to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mothers. Investigators also found that specific types of abuse ...

Can Bad Habits Foster OCD?

April 11th, 2014
Can Bad Habits Foster OCD? Emerging research on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) suggests that a tendency to develop habits -- the compulsive component of the disorder -- may be a central feature of the disorder, ...

Study Finds Most People Have Obsessive Behaviors or Thoughts

April 9th, 2014
Study Finds Most People Have Obsessive Behaviors or Thoughts A new study finds that most people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts, and that the behaviors are not isolated to people diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In ...

Bipolar Women Have Special Pregnancy Concerns

February 25th, 2014
Bipolar Women Have Special Pregnancy Concerns Women with bipolar disorder often have a unique set of issues that may need to be addressed in the period before and after childbirth. This potential for significant mental ...

New Therapy Shows Promise for Personality Disorders

February 11th, 2014
New Therapy Shows Promise for Personality DisordersA provocative new study suggests a new therapy approach is an improved method to treat a broad range of personality disorders. Researchers believe schema therapy, a technique popular in ...

Researchers Pinpoint ‘Arbitrator’ Part of Brain

February 9th, 2014
Researchers Pinpoint 'Arbitrator' Part of BrainResearchers have pinpointed an area of the brain that serves as an arbitrator between our two decision-making systems, one devoted to habitual behaviors and the other devoted to actions we ...

Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported

January 9th, 2014
Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported A new study finds a flaw in the method by which mental health disorders have been tracked, leading to a miscalculation of the prevalence ...

New Insights Into Genetics of OCD, Tourette Syndrome

October 26th, 2013
New Insights Into Genetics of OCD, Tourette SyndromeAn international research group has provided the first direct evidence that both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette syndrome (TS) are highly heritable. Their report, published in the journal PLOS ...

CBT, Psychdynamic Psychotherapy Found Effective for Anorexia

October 22nd, 2013
CBT, Psychdynamic Psychotherapy Found Effective for AnorexiaA large study has shown that outpatient psychotherapy is an effective treatment approach for adult women with anorexia. Investigators evaluated two new treatment strategies and compared the outcomes to ...