obsessive compulsive disorder

Germs good for my kids: Gwyneth Paltrow


September 12th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 12 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she cannot shelter children from germs and actually thinks it is beneficial for kids to be exposed to muck."When they ... Read more...

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Professor Green creates a stir with his bulimia tweet


July 30th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Professor Green who is a rap star whose real name is Stephen Manderson upset a lot of people on Sunday when he said that Bulimia is ... Read more...

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Emily Blunt’s OCD fears


June 21st, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Emily Blunt, recently diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), says it is becoming an issue and she is worried about the future.The 29-year-old has ... Read more...

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Anxious girls’ brains work harder


June 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why the brains of anxious girls work much harder than those of boys, a discovery that could spur the identification and treatment ... Read more...

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A new method to target obsessive behaviour


April 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 11 (IANS) Victims of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) fret endlessly over whether they have locked the door or turned off the gas stove. Now, a new way to ... Read more...

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Excessive ritualism linked to mental disorder


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) Hypersensitivity and sticking to childhood rituals may be an early warning sign of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) later. Its symptoms include excessive washing or cleaning, ... Read more...

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What can sportsmen, OCD patients have in common?


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) What can a patient of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and a sportsman have in common? They share a repetitive yet ritualistic behaviour which relieves anxiety and ... Read more...

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Beware - eating disorders might hasten death


July 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Don't take eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia lightly, they could bring on premature death, says a new research.Anorexia is characterized by refusal to maintain a ... Read more...

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Scientists clue into why people suffer poor self-image


May 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have clued on into why some people suffer a poor self-image, seeing themselves as disfigured and ugly even though they may be good looking.The condition ... Read more...

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Man eats 25,000 burgers, says more to come!


May 22nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A 57-year-old American has eaten 25,000 McDonald burgers and plans to continue eating more of them till the day he dies, a media report said Sunday.Don ... Read more...

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Anti-inflammatory drugs reduce effectiveness of antidepressants


April 26th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
These medicines taken for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disordersinclude ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen.The study was conducted by scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research atThe Rockefeller University, ... Read more...

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Early treatment can cure compulsive handwashing


April 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Compulsive handwashing, the most conspicuous symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among children, can be cured with early recognition and treatment.OCD in childhood or adolescence often becomes ... Read more...

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Early recognition, treatment can control obsessive-compulsive disorder


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that appropriate early recognition and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is often diagnosed too late in children and adolescents, can positively affect the course of ... Read more...

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‘Collection mania’ can cause pyschological disorders


March 16th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) The tendency to collect items in moderation bolsters certain skills but, if unchecked, the habit can lead to psychological disorders, says a researcher.For instance, porcelain dolls, ... Read more...

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Radhika’s killer caught, in four days police custody (Night Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Four days after he shot dead Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar for snubbing him, Ram Singh alias Vijay, described as a psychopath, was sent to ... Read more...

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New Treatment For Depression: Brain Pacemakers?


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report from the Associated Press reveals that a new device may be used to help combat the symptoms of depression in chronic patients. Called “brain pacemakers,” scientists ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation ‘can treat severe OCD’


February 19th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that an electrical treatment which zaps away symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can help extreme sufferers unable to cope with everyday life.By inserting ... Read more...

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Kidney disease gene linked to debilitating mental disorder


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Oz researchers have found that gene mutations, which cause a rare kidney disease, may also be involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney ... Read more...

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Bizarre addictions you may not have heard before


December 26th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Ever heard of someone who likes to keep hair dryer on while sleeping or can't move out of the house without puppets? Well, if such things fascinate you, ... Read more...

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Japanese Woman Sues Google For Showing Her Underwear In Street View Image


December 21st, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Fukuoka, Japan, Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Internet search giant Google is facing legal lawsuit from a Japanese woman who claimed that her underwear appeared on its Street View imaging service. ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants sound warning bells for heart health


December 1st, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Beware of powerful anti-depressants - they could end up endangering the hearts of the hundreds of thousands of people who take them.Men and women taking tricyclics are 35 ... Read more...

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Brit girl’s life ruined by disorder that leaves her praying for dead animals


December 1st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A British teen has revealed that her life is in turmoil, as she cannot seem to stop counting and praying when she sees dead animals on the road.Suzannah ... Read more...

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How the brain forms habits


October 31st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study from MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research has shown that brain's habit formation appears to be an innate ability that is fine-tuned by experience- specifically, ... Read more...

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OCD linked to common childhood illness


October 21st, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study at the Tel Aviv University suggests that strep throat - a common infection in children - can lead to brain dysfunction and OCD.Prof. Daphna Joel ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation shows promise for OCD


October 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using electrodes to stimulate areas deep within the brain are likely to be an alternative therapy for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation leads to ‘effortless’ smoking cessation, weight loss


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new case report revealed that electrical stimulation of the brain in a patient with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) led to some unanticipated benefits-"effortless" smoking cessation and weight ... Read more...

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Brain area that controls impulsive behaviour located


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have nailed down the area of the brain that controls impulsive behaviour and say that it can be controlled with training.A Queen's University research team led Scott ... Read more...

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Pacemaker implanted in brain at Delhi hospital


September 13th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Doctors in a Delhi hospital implanted a pacemaker in the brain of a woman suffering from a psychiatric disorder - probably performing the unusual surgery for the ... Read more...

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Can psychedelic drugs chase blues away?


August 19th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Psychedelic drugs like LSD, which alter thought process and perception, can chase the blues away. The drugs can help patients alter their perception of problems or pain levels, according ... Read more...

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Antidepressants taken by autistic kids may have serious side effects


August 8th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): A recent study has found that antidepressants taken by people with autistic spectrum disorders may have serious side-effects especially in children and cannot be recommended based on current ... Read more...

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Katy Perry suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder


August 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): Katy Perry has admitted that she suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a condition that can cause people to become upset when their routine is disturbed.And the ... Read more...

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How key circuits in the brain control movement


July 8th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): A new study that has identified how key circuits in the brain control movement could treat movement related disorders, such as Parkinson's disease.Scientists Anatol Kreitzer, PhD and ... Read more...

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Abused kids likely to have mental disorders as young adults


July 6th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Kids who suffer abuse are likely to have mental disorders later in life, revealed a study.Most studies of child maltreatment and later mental health outcomes have relied on ... Read more...

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Anxiety disorder common in people with Tourette syndrome


June 18th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Anxiety or panic disorder could be the most disabling psychiatric condition associated with adult Tourette syndrome (TS), according to a study.The researchers assessed patients with the disorder to ... Read more...

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Early married life was rough: Heigl


June 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl has admitted that she struggled to adjust with husband Josh Kelley in the early days of their marriage as the rocker led a disorganised ... Read more...

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