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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 ...

Study of Canine OCD May Help Humans

August 21st, 2012
Study of Canine OCD May Help HumansWhile many may feel they are chasing their tails at times, a study of canine behavior promises to provide insights into the genetic roots ...

Narrowing Down the Genetics of OCD, Tourette Syndrome

August 19th, 2012
Narrowing Down the Genetics of OCD, Tourette SyndromeResearchers have conducted the first genome-wide search to look for any genes responsible for Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  ...

FMRI Neural Imaging Used to Examine Hoarding Disorders

August 7th, 2012
FMRI Neural Imaging Used to Examine Hoarding Disorders Technology has allowed researchers to learn more about the complex mental disorder of hoarding. In a new study, scientists used functional ...

CBT Psychotherapy Best For Anxiety Disorders

June 28th, 2012
CBT Psychotherapy Best For Anxiety DisordersA University of Houston researcher has found that patients suffering from anxiety disorders showed the most improvement when treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ...