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Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

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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2010-01-06 14:11:39

A canine chromosome 7 locus that confers a high risk of compulsive disorder susceptibility has been identified through a collaboration between the Behavior Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Program in Medical Genetics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Broad Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2009-10-27 16:27:45

Deep brain stimulation may be a safe and effective treatment for Tourette syndrome, according to research published in the October 27, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.


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