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 found that providing patients with real-time information...
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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 handwashing, 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.
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 to lead a...
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 battling obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Now, at 34, he’...
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awarded the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for 2012 to Ann M. Graybiel, Ph.D., Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for “elucidating basic neuronal...
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the most severe of the anxiety disorders, is characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts or obsessions—irrational fears of danger, illness or germs, for example—and repetitive,...