OCD News

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 ...

CBT Technique Aids Treatment of OCD

September 16th, 2013
CBT Technique Aids Treatment of OCD-Related Depression A new study shows that cognitive-behavioral therapy aids treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Researchers discovered a particular form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) -- exposure and ritual ...

Movement Analysis Differentiates Obsession from Delusion

September 5th, 2013
Movement Analysis Differentiates Obsession from Delusion Intriguing new research uses a zoological technique to classify symptoms of OCD and schizophrenia in humans. Investigators used tools developed by researchers to help make sense ...

Mice Study Suggests One Intriguing Method to Block OCD

June 10th, 2013
Mice Study Suggests Method to Block OCDMIT neuroscientists have discovered a method to block a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior in mice. Researchers believe the knowledge could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases ...

Real-time Brain Feedback May Help Overcome Anxiety, OCD

May 10th, 2013
Real-time Brain Feedback May Help Overcome Anxiety, OCD  People provided with a real-time readout of their brain activity can learn to control that activity and decrease their ...

For OCD, CBT May Be More Effective Than Add-On Antipsychotic

April 14th, 2013
For OCD, CBT May Be More Effective Than Add-On AntipsychoticFor OCD patients, taking the antipsychotic drug risperidone (Risperdal) as an add-on drug is no more effective than ...

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Anorexia

March 10th, 2013
Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Anorexia  Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in patients with treatment-resistant anorexia nervosa may help improve body weight, mood and anxiety, according to new research. A team of researchers ...