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MicroRNA Regulators of Anxiety and Metabolic Disorders

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 […]

Autism, ADHD And OCD: Common Brain Changes Found In Children

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 […]

Children with Obsessive-compulsive Disorder have Altered Brain Networks

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 […]

Electrical Signature From OCD Can Be Picked Up In The Brain

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 […]

OCD Symptoms Higher Among New Moms

Eleven percent of new mothers experience significant obsessive-compulsive symptoms compared to two to three percent in the general population. These symptoms, including fear of injuring the baby and worry about germs, are usually temporary and could result from hormonal changes or be an adaptive response to caring for a new baby, researchers says. But if […]