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2005-08-22 14:10:00

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Medical Center neurobiologists have pinpointed circuitry in the brains of monkeys that assesses the level of risk in a given action. Their findings -- gained from experiments in which they gave the monkeys a chance to gamble to receive juice rewards -- could give insights into why humans compulsively engage in risky behaviors, including gambling, unsafe sex, drug use and overeating. The researchers, Michael Platt, Ph.D., and Allison McCoy, published their...

2005-07-29 15:19:14

New Haven, Conn. - A medication used to ease symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, also is helpful in treating people with treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to a pilot study at Yale School of Medicine. Although the study included only 13 patients, the preliminary results are promising for persons who have found no relief using other medications and cognitive behavioral therapy, said the first author, Vladimir Coric, M.D.,...

2005-07-13 15:53:04

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People suffering with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who do not respond adequately to antidepressant therapy may benefit from the addition of an antipsychotic agent, results of a study hint. While antidepressants are commonly used to treat OCD, approximately half of patients do not respond to these drugs when used alone, study investigators explain in a report in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Dr. Xiaohua Li, from the University of Alabama at...

2005-07-13 16:17:36

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- People suffering with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who do not respond adequately to antidepressant therapy may benefit from the addition of an antipsychotic agent, results of a study hint. While antidepressants are commonly used to treat OCD, approximately half of patients do not respond to these drugs when used alone, study investigators explain in a report in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Dr. Xiaohua Li, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham,...


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