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2011-03-10 13:59:11

A new study sheds light--both literally and figuratively--on the intricate brain cell connections responsible for anxiety.

2011-02-28 08:40:49

New evidence shows when obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) becomes severe, deep brain stimulation (DBS) may help patients.

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.

2011-01-18 08:37:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OCD affects approximately 2 percent of the population. Left untreated, the symptoms of OCD intensify and can disrupt every aspect of daily life.

2010-12-07 00:00:41

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 and older (about 18 percent) in a given year. Findings show that mental disorders most commonly start in early life. Dr. K.

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2010-10-21 07:00:00

A common infection in children, strep throat can lead to problems with a child’s heart, joints or brain if left untreated -- and when the brain is involved, motor and mental functioning may be compromised, leading to syndromes such as attention deficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

2010-10-19 16:49:41

An international collaboration led by academics at the University of Sheffield, has shed new light into Parkinson´s disease, which could help with the development of cures or treatments in the future.

2010-10-14 13:49:37

New research from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center may help clinicians better predict how a child with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) will respond to some of the most commonly used treatment approaches.

2010-10-07 08:36:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- OCD is often a topic made light of in casual conversations and on popular TV shows like "Monk". But the fact is OCD is a serious disorder and individuals with OCD face significant impairment in functioning and quality of life.

2010-10-04 23:22:53

Using electrodes to stimulate areas deep within the brain may have therapeutic potential for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder that is refractory to treatment.


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