OCD News

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 ...

OCD May Heighten Moral Sensitivity

November 12th, 2012
OCD May Heighten Moral Sensitivity Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) appear far more sensitive when it comes to moral dilemmas. "Faced with a problem of this type, people suffering from ...

Parents’ Anxiety Can ‘Trickle Down’ to Kids

November 2nd, 2012
Parents' Anxiety Can 'Trickle Down' to KidsA new study suggests children are at higher risk of developing anxiety if a parent has a social anxiety disorder. Researchers from Johns Hopkins ...

Harvard Mouse Study May Help Explain Parkinson’s Puzzle

October 26th, 2012
Harvard Mouse Study May Help Explain Parkinsons PuzzleResearchers at Harvard Medical School may have solved the mystery of why the standard treatment for Parkinson's disease is often ...

Social Anxiety Can Fuel Compulsive Internet Use

October 10th, 2012
Social Anxiety Cab Fuel Compulsive Internet UseA new study differentiates excessive Internet use (EIU) from compulsive Internet use (CIU) -- but shows that both may not be good ...