Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

2013-11-12 09:13:31

Also reports on trial of new brain cancer vaccine; brain stimulation causes 'foreign accent syndrome' Hospitals vary in management of children with traumatic brain injury—particularly in monitoring and preventing the harmful effects of increased intracranial pressure (ICP), according to a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health....

2013-11-07 23:34:59

Disposophobia, or compulsive hoarding, is the unmentioned secret of two to five percent of the world’s population. Address Our Mess, a leading authority in the hoarding cleaning industry, aims their recent release at disposophobics in need of clarity on their condition and courses of action toward recovery. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Upwards of sixteen million Americans struggle with an uphill battle against themselves on a daily basis. Once thought to be a...

2013-10-25 23:01:18

DoctorsElite has announced the addition of Dr. Cary Jordan, a Florida Psychologist. Gulfport, MS (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Dr. Jordan has joined DoctorsElite as a member. He is a Florida Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience treating both child and adult OCD and related anxiety disorders for the past 6 years. Dr. Jordan heads up the OCD & Anxiety Clinic at Psychology Services Associates in Tampa. His initial anxiety training began at the University of Florida in the Weekly...

2013-10-03 16:09:36

Psychiatrist, geneticist, neurosurgeon and genome sequencers generate data on one patient,with big implications for care A multidisciplinary team led by a geneticist and psychiatrist from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's (CSHL) Stanley Institute for Cognitive Genomics today publish a paper providing a glimpse of both the tremendous power and the current limitations of what is sometimes called "precision medicine." Precision medicine is an approach to diagnosis and treatment that tailors...

2013-09-06 23:02:44

Hoarding cleanup experts Address Our Mess have published their latest official guide in an ongoing series geared towards educating the general public on the mental condition known as hoarding. Their latest publication delves into the condition itself, allowing anyone affected by the debilitating illness to acquire a richer understanding of how to overcome its struggles. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 In a society that is heavily influenced by pop culture popularity, shock...

2013-09-06 23:02:31

Beyond OCD hires its first Chief Advancement Officer and creates Young Professional Board of Directors to increase awareness for an often misunderstood disorder. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Ken Wexler, Acting President of the Board of Beyond OCD, announced that the organization has hired its first development professional. Sally A. Ruecking has accepted the position of Chief Advancement Officer to take the 20-year-old organization to the next level. A veteran of non-profit...

Zoology Methods Help Understand OCD And Schizo-OCD Patients
2013-09-04 19:25:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Tel Aviv University researchers are using zoological methods to determine the difference between obsession and delusion. Scientists recorded patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and "schizo-OCD" as they performed tasks. Schizo-OCD is a mental disorder that combines symptoms of schizophrenia with OCD. The researchers were able to identify similarities and differences between the two disorders. The team used zoological...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'