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Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 20 million adults in the United States. These disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects approximately 3.3 million adults in the United States, causing patients to experience obsessive thoughts and perform repetitive rituals (e.g. checking, hoarding, hand washing) that interfere with normal life. The obsessive thoughts and compulsions are often irrational and cause significant stress and anxiety, leading to isolation of the individual from work or society, or impaired productivity. Individuals with OCD often recognize their behaviors as excessive or unreasonable. OCD is a chronic condition that usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood. Although patients can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy and conventional antidepressant or antianxiety drugs, approximately 20% of patients achieve full remission. Secretin may provide an alternative for patients who are refractory to other drug therapies.
New method analyzes the whole brain network for the first time

New method analyzes the whole brain network for the first time

Analysis: Mental health crisis will lead to a surge in referrals for NHS’ talking therapy service

Analysis: Mental health crisis will lead to a surge in referrals for NHS’ talking therapy service

Identification of shared and distinct brain structural signatures in psychiatric disorders

Identification of shared and distinct brain structural signatures in psychiatric disorders

Targeted deep brain stimulation may improve treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Targeted deep brain stimulation may improve treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

How those with obsessive-compulsive disorder cope with added angst of COVID

How those with obsessive-compulsive disorder cope with added angst of COVID

Yale researchers discover the cause for sudden onset of OCD in children

Yale researchers discover the cause for sudden onset of OCD in children

Using functional MRI to demonstrate neural suppression in autism

Using functional MRI to demonstrate neural suppression in autism

Antibodies against Imood could be potential treatment for OCD

Antibodies against Imood could be potential treatment for OCD

New form of magnetic brain stimulation relieves symptoms of severe depression

New form of magnetic brain stimulation relieves symptoms of severe depression

Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have a second child

Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have a second child

Sleep problems as an infant may cause behavioural problems later on

Sleep problems as an infant may cause behavioural problems later on

TMS shows promise in treating broader range of neurological conditions

TMS shows promise in treating broader range of neurological conditions

New study provides clear picture of brain abnormalities associated with schizophrenia

New study provides clear picture of brain abnormalities associated with schizophrenia

Scientists shed new light on neuronal circuits that acquire and update voluntary actions

Scientists shed new light on neuronal circuits that acquire and update voluntary actions

Contaminating Fake Rubber Hand Aids People to Overcome Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Contaminating Fake Rubber Hand Aids People to Overcome Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

“Rubber hand illusion” can help people overcome obsessive compulsive disorder

“Rubber hand illusion” can help people overcome obsessive compulsive disorder

Researchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variants

Researchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variants

Study may help explain why deep-brain stimulation does not work for everyone

Study may help explain why deep-brain stimulation does not work for everyone

UC study explores side effects in pediatric patients treated with antidepressants

UC study explores side effects in pediatric patients treated with antidepressants

Standard form of treatment may not be always enough to treat OCD

Standard form of treatment may not be always enough to treat OCD