Posts by Dr Mark Sykes

UK Trends anxiety and depression in primary care

UK Trends anxiety and depression in primary care

Primary care is provided primarily by GP’s and allied health professionals (psychologists and social workers).  In the UK the anxiety...

Stepped care in aged care (UK)

Stepped care in aged care (UK)

Stepped care is conceptual approach to healthcare that is driven primarily by economics. In essence it starts with the cheapest...

Prospective memory and OCD

Did I lock the front door? Did I lock the front door? I have said this to myself many times. ...

Which neurotransmitter plays a key role in OCD

The brain is awash with neurotransmitters.  Knowing which type of neurotransmitter does what and where is a pretty important thing...

Assessing OCD in children

Obsessive compulsive disorder presents slightly differently between children and adults.  If we use the metaphor of a cold – it...

Deep brain stimulation and OCD

Deep brain stimulation and OCD

We will be talking about deep brain stimulation (DBS) for OCD but lets take a brief diversion first.  If you...

Attention switching linked to OCD, ASD and ADHD

Imagine a long plane flight.  You arrive at Heathrow and accidentally picked up several bags belonging to an elderly pensioner. ...

Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is when someone engages in offensive, menacing or harassing behaviour through the use of technology. Examples include: posting...

Cyber bullying

Cyber bullying

´Cyber bullying is when someone engages in offensive, menacing or harassing behaviour through the use of technology. ´Examples include ´posting...

Default mode network

OCD is associated with altered connectivity within the default mode network (DMN).  This is a group of brain structures that are hypothesised...

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