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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.
Study identifies specific DCPR syndromes that could affect obesity

Study identifies specific DCPR syndromes that could affect obesity

Study reports new links between brain cell activity and choices where two options have equal appeal

Study reports new links between brain cell activity and choices where two options have equal appeal

Study: Hospitals vary in management of children with traumatic brain injury

Study: Hospitals vary in management of children with traumatic brain injury

NHMRC awards over $6M for Griffith University research projects

NHMRC awards over $6M for Griffith University research projects

Obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome are highly heritable

Obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome are highly heritable

Publication provides update on the origins and causes of anxiety disorders

Publication provides update on the origins and causes of anxiety disorders

Study shows precision medicine provides better treatment options for mentally ill person

Study shows precision medicine provides better treatment options for mentally ill person

CHOP’s 22q and You Center plays major role in brain and behavior consortium

CHOP’s 22q and You Center plays major role in brain and behavior consortium

Comorbid anxiety warns of bipolar psychotherapy need

Comorbid anxiety warns of bipolar psychotherapy need

Bipolar suicide characteristics found

Bipolar suicide characteristics found

Oxytocin shows evidence of therapeutic value for autism, schizophrenia

Oxytocin shows evidence of therapeutic value for autism, schizophrenia

New behavioral therapy improves antidepressant treatment of OCD

New behavioral therapy improves antidepressant treatment of OCD

Tel Aviv University researchers use zoological methods to study people with serious mental disorders

Tel Aviv University researchers use zoological methods to study people with serious mental disorders

Loyola neurologists describe first known case of musical hallucinations

Loyola neurologists describe first known case of musical hallucinations

Research reveals that brain circuits can help reduce anxiety disorders

Research reveals that brain circuits can help reduce anxiety disorders

Flexible hubs coordinate brain’s responses to novel cognitive challenges

Flexible hubs coordinate brain’s responses to novel cognitive challenges

Brisdelle receives FDA approval to treat hot flashes associated with menopause

Brisdelle receives FDA approval to treat hot flashes associated with menopause

Columbia psychiatry researchers suggest possible approaches to treat or prevent OCD

Columbia psychiatry researchers suggest possible approaches to treat or prevent OCD

Brain circuits involved in compulsive behavior reveal a surprising connection with obesity

Brain circuits involved in compulsive behavior reveal a surprising connection with obesity

Large study of deep brain stimulation underway for Alzheimer's disease treatment

Large study of deep brain stimulation underway for Alzheimer's disease treatment