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2014-04-10 14:45:24

Report new studies in Biological Psychiatry Two new studies published this week in Biological Psychiatry shed light on the propensity for habit formation in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These studies suggest that a tendency to develop habits, i.e., the compulsive component of the disorder, may be a core feature of the disorder rather than a consequence of irrational beliefs. In other words, instead of washing one’s hands because of the belief that they are contaminated, some...

2014-04-10 09:41:54

International study finds that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts People who check whether their hands are clean or imagine their house might be on fire are not alone. New research from Concordia University and 15 other universities worldwide shows that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images and/or impulses. The international study, which was co-authored by Concordia psychology professor Adam Radomsky and published in the Journal...

2014-03-17 16:28:26

Drs. Riemann, Halverson, Jacobi and Leonard Discuss Advanced Treatment Approaches OCONOMOWOC, Wis., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Several members of the psychiatric team at Rogers Memorial Hospital will offer their expertise during the 2014 Anxiety and Depression Conference March 27-30 in Chicago, Ill. Sponsored by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the conference features industry leaders from around the world and is the only national professional meeting that...

2014-02-28 12:28:01

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the unmet need for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) nationwide, Rogers Behavioral Health System is stepping forward to increase access by teaming up with local expertise. This summer, the Wisconsin-based system plans to open Rogers Behavioral Health--Tampa Bay. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140228/CG74458 Eric Storch, Ph.D., a University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine professor...

2014-02-25 23:36:40

Bridges to Recovery announces their program designed to fight anxiety disorder. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Most people suffer from some form of stress every day, and many manage to cope with the short-term anxiety caused by these situations quite admirably. Once the situation is under control, the fear generally goes away, and life returns to normal. For millions of people, however, this is not the case. These people develop an Anxiety Disorder with symptoms that continue to be...

2014-02-25 23:27:50

Top ranked mental health facility focuses on individuals for more effective treatment. Malibu, California (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health reveal approximately 8 percent of teens suffer from an anxiety disorder with an estimated 6 percent falling into the category of severe disorders; however, only 18 percent of those affected have access to treatment for their condition. Without therapy, suffering from the many forms of anxiety during this...

Addicted To Tanning
2014-02-20 09:11:06

Bowling Green State University BOWLING GREEN, O. — They keep tanning, even after turning a deep brown and experiencing some of the negative consequences. Skin cancer is among the most common, preventable types of the disease, yet many continue to tan to excess. Research from Lisham Ashrafioun, a Bowling Green State University Ph.D. student in psychology, and Dr. Erin Bonar, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center and a BGSU alumna,...

2014-02-13 08:28:26

2-for-1 Admission to BODY WORLDS: PULSE on Valentine's Weekend NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no surprise that falling in love makes us feel a jumble of emotions and strange physical effects. According to researchers, falling in love releases a deluge of chemicals that make us swoon, flush, and sweat, our hearts race, and our brains turn obsessional. The hormones released in the body when one falls in love cause a virtual flood. The pleasure center of the brain...

2014-01-27 10:37:09

And how do separate small elements come together to become a unique and meaningful sequence? When you learn how to play the piano, first you have to learn notes, scales and chords and only then will you be able to play a piece of music. The same principle applies to speech and to reading, where instead of scales you have to learn the alphabet and the rules of grammar. But how do separate small elements come together to become a unique and meaningful sequence? It has been shown that a...

2013-12-21 23:00:17

OCD Rescue Program designed by Rich Presta is the latest program that helps people get rid of their obsessions, compulsions, and anxiety. Mien Thu from the site Vinamy.com performed a detailed OCD Rescue Program review that indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 OCD (obsessive–compulsive disorder) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by a combination of obsessions and compulsions, and by intrusive thoughts that produce apprehension,...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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