The latest in OCD research

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. ...

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...

Problem with your glutamatergic neurotransmission?

The part of the brain that is the hub of emotions is the limbic system.  It is hidden roughly in...

Slow road to OCD

There are people who can balance very large stones on top of each other.  It is a very unnatural sculpture...

What are the odds?

If you mum or dad have OCD then there is a good chance you will develop OCD.  But what are...

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