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2014-04-10 09:41:54

International study finds that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts People who check whether their hands are clean or imagine their house might be on fire are not alone. New research from Concordia University and 15 other universities worldwide shows that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images and/or impulses. The international study, which was co-authored by Concordia psychology professor Adam Radomsky and published in the Journal...

2013-05-27 23:04:02

Internet Addiction & Internet Use Gaming Disorder are two hotly debated issues being discussed now that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is formally being released to the professional community and public. Researched, aggregated and authored by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, interested parties are welcomed to download his Internet Addiction webpage article at no cost and...

2013-01-29 23:03:00

Problem Gambling: A New Understanding of a Community Concern (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Problem gambling is now classified as a behavioral addiction, according to the soon to be released Diagnostic Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) from the American Psychiatric Association. It was previously categorized as an impulse control disorder since its introduction into the DSMIII in 1980.     “This is significant,” says Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the...

The Brain Of Someone With OCD Is More Active When Faced With A Moral Dilemma
2012-11-08 14:44:18

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder are characterized by persistent thoughts and repetitive behaviors. A new study reveals that sufferers worry considerably more than the general population in the face of morality problems. Along with the help of experts from the Barcelona's Hospital del Mar and the University of Melbourne (Australia), researchers at the Hospital de Bellvitge in Barcelona have proven that patients with...

2011-09-22 12:13:39

A healthy dose of repetitive behavior reduces anxiety, says a TAU researcher What do a patient with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a basketball star, and an animal in captivity have in common? According to new research from Tel Aviv University, they share a clear behavioral link that reduces stress. In a new study, Prof. David Eilam and his graduate student Hila Keren of TAU's Department of Zoology at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences found that repetitive behavior in...

2011-02-22 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced that its exclusive license to phosphodiesterase 7 (PDE7) inhibitors from Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. has been amended to include addiction and compulsive disorders in the field of use. Omeros' PDE7 program was founded on the Company's discovery of a previously unknown link between PDE7 and any movement disorder, such as Parkinson's disease. Omeros believes that it also is the first to link PDE7 to any...

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2009-08-08 11:25:00

This week marks the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation's annual weekend conference, an event where speakers and seminars offer support to those living with OCD, The Associated Press reported.Ashley Bystrom had a paralyzing fear of germs and said she always attends the conference because she enjoys meeting other kids and learning about what types of OCD they have and telling them about how she overcame hers.When she was 6, Ashley began wearing slippers every time she stepped out of the shower and...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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