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Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

2010-05-27 16:55:51

Scientists earlier found that mice missing one of a group of core developmental genes known as the Hox genes developed an odd and rather unexpected pathology: the mutant animals groomed themselves compulsively to the point that they were removing their own hair and leaving self-inflicted open sores on their skin.

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2010-05-06 07:53:36

A single, very unusual family with Tourette syndrome (TS) has led Yale School of Medicine researchers to identify a rare mutation in a gene that is required to produce histamine.

2010-04-29 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain where people experience obsessive thoughts, images, ideas or impulses - and they can't get past them. The day-to-day existence for severe OCD sufferers is dire.

2010-04-19 15:42:36

Integrated functional network could explain some mysteries of Parkinson's and dystonia

2010-04-09 12:12:32

PANDAS is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections.

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2010-04-06 10:40:14

A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet provides evidence that basic human learning systems use areas of the brain that also exist in the most primitive vertebrates, such as certain fish, reptiles and amphibians.

2010-03-04 11:17:24

Psychosurgery is making a comeback.

2010-02-24 09:27:09

When a gene implicated in human autism is disabled in mice, the rodents show learning problems and obsessive, repetitive behaviors, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

2010-02-02 08:24:11

In people with body dysmorphic disorder, distorted self-image could be the result of the brain's abnormal processing of visual input.

2010-02-01 18:20:21

Brain scans reveal differences in the way the brains of individuals with body dysmorphic disorder—a psychiatric condition that causes patients to believe they appear disfigured and ugly—respond to images of their own faces.


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friseur
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").
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