Scientists from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute international, and Tamagawa University have demonstrated that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be understood as a result of imbalanced learning between reinforcement and punishment.
Tag: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
McLean Hospital Webinar Series: Facing Your Fears – Are You Doing Exposure Therapy Correctly?
December 22 @ 11am EST Delve Into the Gold Standard for OCD Treatment With Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale When done well, exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) helps break patients patterns of avoidance and fears. It is the most efficacious behavioral…
McLean Hospital Webinar Series: Regaining Control Over OCD
December 10 @ 3pm EST Keeping Obsessive Compulsive Disorder From Controlling Us While obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic disorder, it can be managed in a number of ways that can transform intrusive thoughts from a loud roar to…
Fluvoxamine may prevent serious illness in COVID-19 patients
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have completed a clinical trial suggesting that the antidepressant drug fluvoxamine may help prevent deterioration in COVID-19 patients, making hospitalization less likely.
McLean Hospital Webinar Series: Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder During a Pandemic
November 5 @ 3pm EST Pandemics are known to have biological and social implications. More recently, there has been a large focus on how they impact us psychologically. For many, the pandemic may be affecting your obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)…
Cognitive behavioral therapy normalizes brain abnormality in OCD patients
UCLA scientists and colleagues studying the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) discovered an abnormality in the brains of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that may also help to predict who is most likely to respond to CBT.
McLean Hospital Webinar Series: Shining A Light On OCD
Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale Helps Navigate the Challenges of OCD September 10 @ 11am EST Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. As a clinician, you may find yourself in challenging situations regarding diagnoses and the need for…
Which OCD treatment works best? New brain study could lead to more personalized choices
New research could improve the odds that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder will receive a therapy that really works for them – something that eludes more than a third of those who currently get OCD treatment. The study suggests the possibility of predicting which of two types of therapy will help people with OCD: One that exposes them to the subject of their obsessive thoughts and behaviors, or one that focuses on stress reduction and problem-solving.
McLean Hospital: Living With OCD During the Coronavirus Crisis
“There’s a large perception that people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are struggling more than usual as we deal with the coronavirus. In reality, it’s a pretty complex picture,” said Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, coordinator of Clinical Assessment for McLean’s OCD Institute. Based on…