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You Would Never Know That I Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “[p]eople with obsessive compulsive disorder may have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both,” which “can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships.” Obsessions often involve fear … Continue reading

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Deep brain stimulation offers hope for OCD patient

Deep brain stimulation offers hope for OCD patient Deep brain stimulation is an experimental intervention, most commonly used among patients with nervous system disorders such as essential tremor, dystonia or Parkinson’s disease. In rare cases, it has been used for patients with … Continue reading

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Religious OCD: ‘I’m going to hell’

Religious OCD: ‘I’m going to hell’ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, involves unwanted thoughts (“obsessions”) and accompanying behaviors called compulsions that patients use to reduce anxiety. In scrupulosity, the obsessions have a religious or moral underpinning.

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Howie Mandel: ‘We don’t take care of our mental health’

Howie Mandel: ‘We don’t take care of our mental health’ Howie Mandel endured ridicule from other kids as a child because when his shoelaces came undone, he would limp around without tying them. He didn’t want to handle the laces … Continue reading

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Living with OCD

Living with OCD OCD is a term that many are familiar with on a passing level, but few understand the consequences that sufferers contend with. Twenty-two-year-old Josh Cannings has suffered from symmetry OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder for nearly 10 … Continue reading

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Startling New Treatment for Anorexia Leads to New Understanding of Brain Disorders

Startling New Treatment for Anorexia Leads to New Understanding of Brain Disorders Women with severe, life-threatening anorexia experienced dramatic improvement for the first time in their lives after a breakthrough deep brain stimulation (DBS) experiment published today in The Lancet.

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