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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 ...

New Moms Experience More Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms

March 4th, 2013
New Moms Experience More Obsessive-Compulsive SymptomsNew mothers apparently have a much higher rate of obsessive-compulsive symptoms than the general population, according to new research. The study from researchers at Northwestern ...

In OCD, Intense Dreams Linked to More Compulsive Behavior

December 27th, 2012
In OCD, Intense Dreams Linked to More Compulsive BehaviorA new study highlights how dreams -- especially those that include feelings of anger -- influence waking anxiety in ...

Mentally Ill More Likely to Suffer Domestic Violence

December 27th, 2012
Mentally Ill More Likely to Suffer Domestic Violence   People with mental disorders are more likely to have experienced domestic violence, according to new research. While ...

How The Brain Plugs New Information into Goal-Setting

December 20th, 2012
How The Brain Plugs New Information into Goal-Setting ...

Distinguishing ADHD from OCD Critical to Treatment Success

December 19th, 2012
Distinguishing ADHD from OCD Critical to Treatment SuccessAlthough different neuropsychological disorders may present similar symptoms, an accurate diagnosis is essential as clinical interventions may be dramatically different ...

OCD in Kids is Difficult to Diagnose

November 28th, 2012
Childhood OCD is a Difficult Diagnosis Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder often characterized by unwanted thoughts or repetitive behaviors. In children, OCD is difficult to diagnose and a ...
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