Obsessive-compulsive disorder may reflect a propensity for bad habits

Two new studies published 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 ...

Apr 19

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Why being too busy makes us feel so good

One man says he works 72 hours a week because everyone else at his office does; he’s thinking about cutting back on sleep so he can be more productive. A woman says the last time she had a moment for herself was when she went for her annual ...

Apr 2

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Psychological Effects of Washing Your Hands

Washing your hands doesn’t just keep you healthier; it has all sorts of subtle psychological effects as well. Hand washing sends an unconscious metaphorical message to the mind: we don’t just cleanse ourselves of physical residues, we also ...

Nov 4

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Exposure/ritual prevention therapy boosts antidepressant treatment of ...

NIMH grantees have demonstrated that a form of behavioral therapy can augment antidepressant treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) better than an antipsychotic. The researchers recommend that this specific form of cognitive behavior ...

Sep 20

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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MIT study sheds light on what causes compulsive behavior, could ...

By activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice - a result that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive ...

Jun 8

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Surviving anxiety: Solome Tibebu at TEDxTC

Hear from the founder of Anxiety in Teens about what it is like to suffer from compulsions and how to manage anxiety problems.

Mar 2

Categories: Anxiety, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Mistaking OCD for ADHD Has Serious Consequences

On the surface, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear very similar, with impaired attention, memory, or behavioral control. But Prof. Reuven Dar of Tel Aviv University's School of ...

Dec 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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