Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

Brain Works More Vigorously For Anxious Girls
2012-06-06 04:58:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Nail biting. Knuckle cracking. These are just a few of the physical traits of nervousness. With these thoughts in mind, Michigan State University researchers recently discovered that the brains of anxious girls work more vigorously than those of boys. Scientists hope that the findings could be useful in identifying and treating anxiety disorders. In the experiment, college students were asked to complete a task while their brain activity was measured with...

Researchers Experimenting With Electronic Brain Stimulation Techniques
2012-06-04 03:39:02

Despite the fact that it has been vilified by some in the past, scientists are experimenting with various types of electrical brain stimulation, hoping that some day it will not only be able to treat a wide array of disorders but also enhance a person's cognitive abilities. In a June 2 article, Kerri Smith of the Observer focuses on several different varieties of such treatments, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and deep...

2012-05-30 11:11:35

-University of Granada researchers have remarked that in many cases immigrant women should receive psychological treatment after giving birth to help them overcome disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, phobic anxiety, depression or psychoticism. -Apart from the stress of labor, there are other stress factors as being an illegal immigrant, having to ask a special menu (Muslim women) during their stay at the hospital, or facing communication problems. A study conducted at the...

2012-05-27 23:02:38

Susan A. Richman, Esq., a co-founder of Beyond OCD, is a featured speaker at a Chicago area mental health conference on anxiety disorders. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Beyond OCD, the leading provider of consumer-friendly resources designed to help people cope with and ultimately get beyond Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), announced that Susan A. Richman, Esq., its co-founder, will speak at an upcoming conference. The June 3 conference, “Managing...

2012-04-10 13:51:54

A new study from Case Western Reserve University finds mothers tend to be more critical of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder than they are of other children in the family. And, that parental criticism is linked to poorer outcomes for the child after treatment. Parent criticism has been associated with child anxiety in the past, however, researchers wanted to find out if this is a characteristic of the parent or something specific to the relationship between the anxious child and...

Researchers Find PTSD May Be Genetically Based
2012-04-02 11:01:31

A new UCLA study, published in the current online edition of the Journal of Affective Disorders, may shed light on why some persons succumb to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not The findings suggest that susceptibility to PTSD is inherited, which could offer doctors a fresh way of screening for and treating the disorder. Pinpointing genes connected with PTSD symptoms will help neuroscientists classify the disorder based on brain...

2012-03-24 04:50:25

NIH immune-based treatment study underway Criteria for a broadened syndrome of acute onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been proposed by a National Institutes of Health scientist and her colleagues. The syndrome, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), includes children and teens that suddenly develop on-again/off-again OCD symptoms or abnormal eating behaviors, along with other psychiatric symptoms — without any known cause. PANS expands on Pediatric...

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