Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Did you know the average age of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) onset is 19 years old?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand-washing, counting or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.

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Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D., expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder
Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
June 11, 2013
In two back-to-back papers published June 7, 2013 in Science, two different research teams used the groundbreaking fiber-optic light technology, optogenetics,...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Grantee Christopher J. Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D., Expert on Anxiety and OCD
Dr. Christopher Pittenger
May 10, 2013
In a first-of-its-kind anxiety study, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Grantee Christopher J. Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D. and his Yale University colleagues...
Bernard Le Foll, M.D., Ph.D., C.C.F.P. of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, used his 2009 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, expert on anxiety, ocd, substance abuse
Bernard Le Foll, M.D., Ph.D.
January 01, 2013
Bernard Le Foll, M.D., Ph.D., C.C.F.P. of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, used his 2009 NARSAD Independent Investigator...
David, living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
David
June 29, 2012
David spent the first half of his life as a sweet, if somewhat hyper, child who enjoyed drawing. The second half he has spent as a struggling and haunted adult...
Ann M. Graybiel, Ph.D., Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ann M. Graybiel, Ph.D.
May 31, 2012
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awarded the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for 2012 to Ann M. Graybiel, Ph.D., Institute Professor, Massachusetts...

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