Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories
A new study sheds light--both literally and figuratively--on the intricate brain cell connections responsible for anxiety.
New evidence shows when obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) becomes severe, deep brain stimulation (DBS) may help patients.
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.
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.
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.
A common infection in children, strep throat can lead to problems with a childâ€™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).
An international collaboration led by academics at the University of Sheffield, has shed new light into ParkinsonÂ´s disease, which could help with the development of cures or treatments in the future.
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.
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.
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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