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Tail Chasing Dogs May Have OCD
2012-08-21 05:26:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While there are many fine reasons to own a dog, perhaps one of the best reasons are the hours upon hours of sheer entertainment you´ll receive for the price of some kibble and pet rent, where applicable. You´ll be able to watch and laugh as your hound sniffs with a childlike curiosity at something hopping in the grass or take short videos of Fido as he chases an imaginary ship through your house and to the door,...

2012-08-14 11:57:24

Two papers that will appear in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, both receiving advance online release, may help identify gene variants that contribute to the risks of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or Tourette syndrome (TS). Both multi-institutional studies were led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators, and both are the first genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in the largest groups of individuals affected by the conditions. "Previous studies of these...

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2012-08-07 19:15:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychologists have, for many years, considered the hoarding disorder to be an arm of OCD. Now, new research is challenging this notion, saying those with a hoarding disorder simply make decisions differently than others. The new study has been published in the Journal of American Medical Association and shows the brainwaves in patients with the hoarding disorder move differently than those with OCD, suggesting a biological...

2012-08-07 13:17:01

Patients with hoarding disorder exhibited abnormal activity in regions of the brain that was stimulus dependent when deciding what to do with objects that did or did not belong to them, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. Hoarding disorder (HD) is defined as the excessive collection of objects and an inability to discard them. It is characterized by marked avoidance of decisions about possessions, according to the study...

2012-07-30 23:02:14

Wayne K. Goodman, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the 2012 Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the International OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Foundation. (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 Wayne K. Goodman, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the 2012 Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the International OCD (Obsessive...

2012-07-13 23:01:54

Bridges to Recovery, a psychiatric residential treatment clinic with three locations in Southern California, now offers psychological testing as part of their ongoing efforts to identify and treat the underlying causes of our patient's anxiety and depression. Pacific Palisades, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Bridges to Recovery, a psychiatric residential treatment clinic with three locations in Southern California, now offers psychological testing as part of their ongoing efforts to identify and...

2012-07-13 23:00:10

Jeanne Ettelson, president of Beyond OCD, announced that Dr. Fred Penzel will speak at the next OCD Live Forum on July 26, 2012 in Chicago. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 World-renowned psychologist and author Fred Penzel, Ph.D. will speak at the OCD Live Forum on July 26, 2012 sponsored by Beyond OCD. His empowering remarks, titled “The Wisdom of No Escape,” are designed to help sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder cope with and ultimately get beyond OCD....

Benefits Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2012-06-29 09:03:19

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fear of flying. Scared of spiders. Panicked with public speaking. These are a few anxiety disorders that many people may suffer through. Researchers recently found that patients who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or suffer from such a disorder can show much improvement when they undergo cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that is paired with a “transdiagnostic” approach. Researchers believe that this...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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