Futile Persistence: Why Do We Keep Our Bad Habits?

It's a paradoxical truth of human existence that we are motivated by self-interest yet regularly act in ways that undermine it. This curious tendency often manifests in the form of futile persistence. We keep going to the well long after it has ...

Aug 27

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Targeted deep brain stimulation to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder

A group of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have further refined the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. By accurately localizing electrode placement in the brains of patients, ...

Jul 16

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Repeatedly watching a video of themselves touching a filthy bedpan ...

Some people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are fearful of touching something they perceived as "contaminated". The conventional treatment can be costly and help only about 60 per cent of people with OCD. However, this study aims to find ...

Jan 15

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Learning

A new study has found that adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have widespread learning and memory problems.

Jun 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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People with OCD Process Emotions Differently Than Their Unaffected ...

A recent study has shown that that people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) feel more distress when viewing images that induce OCD-related emotions than their unaffected siblings.

May 12

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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2 Factors Found To Underlie Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder is one of the most common disorders in the world today. New research has shown that there are two major factors that are linked to obsessive compulsive disorder.

Apr 3

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children.

Jul 28

Categories: Adult ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Obsessions & Compulsions ...

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Study Points to Fast-Acting Drug for OCD

OCD, which affects 3.3 million people in the United States, is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by intrusive, obsessivethoughts and repeated compulsive behaviors that collectively interfere with a person’s ability to function in daily ...

Jul 19

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Is OCD fuelled by a fear of the self?

Most of us have unwanted thoughts and images that pop into our heads and it's not a big deal. But for people with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) these mental intrusions are frequently distressing and difficult to ignore. A new ...

Jul 7

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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'Orthorexia' - Obsession With Healthy Eating

When does ‘eating clean’ become an eating disorder? Orthorexia Nervosa (literally, “correct appetite disorder”) though absent from all psychiatric manuals, is an illness that has been making the rounds online.

Nov 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Obsessions & ...

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Finding Support and Hope

My life didn't change that day. It didn't happen like it does in the movies, where time slows down, voices fade to nothing and everything falls silent as what you're being told slowly sinks in. As a matter of fact, it kind of went in the opposite ...

Oct 19

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Brain scans could predict how effective OCD treatment will be

Doctors may be able to predict how people with obsessive-compulsive disorder will respond to therapy using a simple brain scan, according to the findings of a new study

Jun 30

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Starting OCD Treatment

Some OCD sufferers may choose to continue doing their compulsions. They may believe they are unable to do difficult things. Others may continue to endure in silence and may be unaware that there are answers to their misery. There are some who begin ...

Jun 10

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Collecting: Is it becoming a compulsion?

Is collecting things harmless or could it take a turn for worse? Whether it’s old coins, stamps, trading cards, or Beanie Babies, many of us have items that we find particularly enticing, and that we’re strangely compelled to collect. Have you ...

Feb 14

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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The Essential Brain System That is Hijacked in OCD, Alcoholism, Binge ...

Study of OCD finds this indispensable system could be the key to multiple psychological problems.

Dec 26

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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