Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder News

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5/9/2014
Most People Have Unwanted Thoughts, International Study Finds

Difference for people with OCD is how they react, experts say

4/16/2014
Obsessive-Compulsive Thoughts

94 percent of people experience obsessive-cumpulsive thoughts, new study finds.

9/11/2013
'Exposure Therapy' Along With Antidepressants May Help With OCD

SSRI drugs found effective, but study raps risperidone

6/14/2013
Canine Research Sheds Light on OCD in Humans

Scientists found same areas of brain were changed in dogs and people with compulsive disorder

5/20/2013
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy

Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

3/5/2013
Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some

Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months

2/25/2013
Scientists Pinpoint How Deep Brain Stimulation Eases OCD

MRI scans showed it normalized activity in areas of brain related to reward

1/2/2013
Mental Disorders Linked With Domestic Violence, Study Says

Women with anxiety disorders 3.5 times more likely to report abuse

8/14/2012
Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD

But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

8/14/2012
DNA Links

Researchers identify genetic factors for both Tourette syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder.

8/6/2012
Brain Scans of 'Hoarders' Show Unique Abnormalities

Researchers say finding shows behavior is different from other obsessive-compulsive disorders

5/14/2012
Sleepwalking in Adults More Common Than Thought

Large study found nearly 4 percent wander at night, often tied to mental woes

4/17/2012
Brain Surgery Might Ease Tough-to-Treat OCD

Long-term study shows cingulotomy helped improve severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms

9/27/2011
Mixed Results Seen With 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics

Non-FDA-approved use of drugs showed limited benefits and some harm in large review

9/20/2011
Adding Psychotherapy to Meds Helps Kids With OCD

But the therapy can be hard to find in many communities, researchers note

9/9/2011
When Protecting Baby Becomes an Obsession

Ritualistic behaviors common to moms with postpartum OCD are preventable, researchers say

5/27/2010
Immune System Troubles Could Spark Behavior Woes

Fixing gene connected to immune system cured 'hair-pulling' disorder in mice, study found

2/25/2010
Gene Mutation in Mice Sheds Light on Autism

Drugs targeting obsessive behavior might hold promise for people

1/19/2010
Compulsive Dogs Yield Clues to Human OCD, Autism

Repetitive flank-sucking in Dobermans and hand-washing in humans could share similar DNA, researchers say

10/27/2009
For Tourette Syndrome, Implanted Device May Help

Deep brain stimulation reduced tics in small study

9/30/2009
Study Debunks Link Between Strep and Brain Disorders

Infection rates are found to be no higher among those with OCD or Tourette syndrome

7/15/2009
7/6/2009
For OCD, Not Helping Might Be Best

Well-meaning assistance may do more harm than good, experts say

6/4/2009
Tourette Syndrome Diagnosed in 3 in Every 1,000 Kids

Many more cases have not been identified, U.S. health officials say

2/19/2009
Implanted Device Approved for Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Reclaim device delivers electrical stimulation to the brain

10/24/2008
Memory Lapses Come When 2 Parts of Brain Compete

Researchers say finding could lead to treatment for compulsive, addictive disorders

10/8/2008
Children as Young as 4 Can Develop OCD

Full-blown obsessive symptoms seen in both younger, older children, study finds

9/8/2008
Buyers Spend More With Non-Cash Purchases

Researchers say it's the 'pain of paying' that drives consumer choices

7/17/2008
Brain Scans Show Heightened Risk for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Found less activity in region that curbs habitual thinking, researchers say

6/25/2008
Parkinson's Drugs Again Linked to Compulsive Disorders

Impulsive gambling, shopping, sex and binge eating common among patients, study shows

4/22/2008
3/27/2008
Compulsive Gamblers Don't Learn From Their Mistakes

Study finds they have a mental rigidity that keeps them from folding their cards

11/24/2006
Shop-Till-You-Drop Season Scary for Some

Holidays are especially difficult for compulsive shoppers, experts say

8/22/2006
Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Lower IQ Scores, Learning Impairment

Whether damage is permanent or reversible needs further investigation, study says

8/3/2006
Genetic Findings Shed Light on OCD

Protein regulating glutamate flow may explain why anxiety disorder runs in families

1/12/2006
Parrots Aren't Parroting Bad Behavior

Research found genetics and stress, not mimicry, were behind compulsive behavior

10/27/2004
Behavior Therapy Urged for Kids with OCD

Combination with drugs most effective for compulsive behavior, finds study

8/6/2004
Personality Disorders Common in U.S.

Survey finds 31 million American adults have at least one

4/27/2004
Terrorism's Toll Lingers

Anthrax survivors suffer long after attack, finds study

7/25/2003
Stifling the Urge to Shop

Antidepressant helps people curb compulsion to buy things

5/23/2003
Dark Thoughts About Baby Plague New Parents

Fathers are affected too, a new study shows

4/29/2003
New Treatment for Severe OCD

Deep brain stimulation offers relief from compulsive disorder, but has side effects

5/30/2002
Reward Mechanism Found in Brain

Malfunction can cause obsession, addiction

1/3/2002
Obsessive Behavior

It varies from person to person