The latest in OCD research

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...

In the beginning…

When OCD starts In the beginning there are some signs. Small signs.  Then there is a gradual five year meandering slide...

Cancellation

Having only a left shoe in your cupboard is an indirect marker that you maybe an amputee.  On the face...

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