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2011-04-18 08:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Certain brain processes happen in the blink of an eye - and even faster - which has made pinpointing these events virtually impossible. The advent of magnetoencephalography (MEG) changed all that, enabling researchers to capture brain electrical activity measured in milliseconds, and offering the potential to reveal the nature of innumerable brain disorders and diseases. Swinburne University of Technology is set to join the global MEG...

2011-04-16 00:00:28

OCD Chicago has joined Active Minds and Anxiety Disorders Association of America to sponsor National Stress Out Day, a nationwide effort to provide pre-finals stress relief and educate college students about the difference between everyday anxiety and an anxiety disorder or other mental illness. One hundred thirty campuses in 37 states will participate. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 OCD Chicago has joined Active Minds and Anxiety Disorders Association of America to sponsor National...

2011-04-08 15:32:06

As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback. The study is the world's first investigation of how real-time functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) feedback from the brain region responsible for higher-order thoughts, including introspection, affects our ability to control these thoughts. The researchers find...

2011-04-02 00:00:27

Web site designed to help kids with OCD help each other by sharing stories, feel supported and realize they are not alone San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 1, 2011 myOCDsucks.com, the site for kids with OCD by a kid with OCD, announced its formal launch today. The goal of the site is to build a community for kids with OCD that provides a place to share challenges and ideas for managing and triumphing over OCD. The heart of the site is the "share your stories" discussion forum which kids can login...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have identified specific brain networks associated with Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition characterized by chronic motor and vocal tics. The findings, published in Neurology, suggest that a brain scan to identify abnormal metabolic brain networks could be used to diagnose Tourette syndrome and possibly to test medicines to see if they correct these abnormal pathways. Manhasset, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 26, 2011 Scientists at The...

2011-03-15 15:56:41

Although collecting articles with moderation has good psychological effects on collectors, this habit can become a psychological disorder. Porcelain dolls, precious stones, world thimbles, watches, fans, dinosaurs, language courses, and tanks and ships in parts are some of the collections that often crowd our stands The massive marketing campaigns launched by publishing houses at the start of the academic year can cause people bound to suffer obsessive-compulsive disorder to develop this...

2011-03-14 06:35:00

POINT RICHMOND, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) today announced the first patient has been enrolled in a Phase 2 clinical study to evaluate TO-2061 as an adjunctive treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients who have responded inadequately to currently approved treatments. OCD affects 1 to 2 percent of the United States adult population and can significantly impair the lives of patients and their families....

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2011-03-10 13:59:11

Study uses NSF-supported technology to identify neuronal circuitry A new study sheds light--both literally and figuratively--on the intricate brain cell connections responsible for anxiety. Scientists at Stanford University recently used light to activate mouse neurons and precisely identify neural circuits that increase or decrease anxiety-related behaviors. Pinpointing the origin of anxiety brings psychiatric professionals closer to understanding anxiety disorders, the most common class of...

2011-02-28 08:40:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New evidence shows when obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) becomes severe, deep brain stimulation (DBS) may help patients. However, one researcher says this method should be used with caution. Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., a psychiatrist from Brown University and Butler Hospital, discussed the results of the technique he's helped pioneer at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "These techniques are promising but must be used with an...

2011-02-18 13:01:49

For patients most severely afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder, electrical stimulation of a brain network can rebalance their emotional state, helping them respond to conventional therapy when it never worked before. New long-term results show that patients' improvements remain if the treatment continues. But, as with other OCD treatments, DBS is not a cure and can have side effects. When obsessive-compulsive disorder is of crippling severity and drugs and behavior therapy can't...


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