obsessive-compulsive disorder

Deep in the brain, in a structure called the striatum, all possible movements that an animal can do are represented in a map of neural activity, new research led by researchers at Columbia University and the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown has revealed. If we think of neural activity as the coordinates of this map… Read more

Both metabolic and anxiety-related disorders are a big healthcare burden, and a focus of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts. Although intuitively we can assume the two phenomena overlap, the link has not been proven scientifically. Now, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, headed by Prof. Hermona Soreq from the Edmond and… Read more

Similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been discovered by a team of Toronto scientists. The team conducted a study involving brain imaging of white matter in 200 children with autism, ADHD, and OCD, or no diagnosis. White matter is made… Read more

A recent study from Wayne State University shows that communication between some of the brain’s most important centers is altered in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The research, led by David Rosenberg, M.D., of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Vaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D., shines light on our understanding of how brain networks contribute to… Read more

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety-related mental condition that affects 1-2% of the population. It is severely debilitating and can strike anyone regardless of age, gender and cultural background. The majority of us will be familiar with its overt symptoms, such as obsessive checking, compulsive washing or performing routines ritualistically, but less is known about… Read more