Brain ’s support cells may play a central role in repetitive behaviors related to OCD
Repetitive behavior disorders are relatively common. One of the best known in this family is obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, which affects more than2 percent of the U.S. population. Existing treatments, often medications, may not bring adequate relief for about half of those with the disorder.UCLA researchers have uncovered some of the basic brain mechanisms behind repetitive behavior, which may ultimately lead to new ways to treat psychiatric disorders, including OCD, at their root.The study, published in the journal  Neuron, was led by Baljit Khakh, professor of physiology and neurobiology at UCLA.Khakh and h...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Book Review: You Are Not A Rock
No one wants to feel sad, angry, lonely, or anxious, but by avoiding those feelings, we may only make things worse. In You Are Not A Rock: A Step-By-Step Guide to Better Mental Health (For Humans), Mark Freeman encourages readers to feel feelings because we are not rocks. We do feel things and he provides steps to do this without becoming overwhelmed by our emotions. Freeman shares his personal experiences with compulsion and how he engaged in OCD behaviors to avoid unpleasant emotions. And he admits that his attempts at dealing with his feelings were a problem. Feelings can help us practice emotional fitness, which may in...
Source: Psych Central - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Mindfulness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment mark freeman mental health book you are not a rock Source Type: news

FDA approves magnetic brain-zapping helmet to treat OCD
Obsessive compulsive disorder leaves 2.3 percent of Americans with repetitive, intrusive thoughts and behaviors, but the FDA has approved a new device to disrupt this loop in the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Adaptive Care Model: Treating the Whole Person, Not Just the Eating Disorder
Eating disorders are dangerous, life-threatening conditions that affect all aspects of the individual. In the past, many treatment models focused solely on the psychological, medical and nutritional components of the eating disorder itself rather than treating the complete, individual person. Now there is a model that builds off the traditional methods to focus on healing all dimensions of the whole person. To do this, clinicians must understand the biological underpinnings that cause eating disorders and the behaviors that help maintain them long-term, and work together in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve total health....
Source: Psych Central - August 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D, CEDS Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Neuroscience Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

BrainsWay wins ‘historic milestone’ clearance to treat OCD
BrainsWay said it has won de novo clearance from the FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults. The clearance marks the second indication granted for BrainsWay Deep TMS, and the first noninvasive medical device clearance for the treatment of OCD. The FDA  cleared the device for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in 2013. Deep TMS treatment is non-invasive, requires no anesthesia and has been demonstrated to be safe and well-tolerated, according to a statement by the Jerusalem, Israel-based company. BrainsWay&r...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Brainsway De Novo Clearance Source Type: news

BrainsWay ’s New Indication Is Aimed at OCD Patients
About 3% of the US population suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to an article published on HealthyPlace.com Statistics also show that one in every 200 children suffers from the disorder. BrainsWay is looking to use its technology to help treat the illness, which is described as a disorder of the brain that adversely affects behavior and causes intense anxiety in those with the condition. The Jerusalem, Israel-based company recently received De Novo clearance from FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for the treatment of OCD in adults. BrainsWay said this clearance r...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Magnetic Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brainsway wins FDA nod for OCD-treating TMS system
The FDA today said it granted de novo approval for Brainsway‘s deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system, now indicated for treating obsessive compulsive disorder. The TMS system uses magnetic fields to simulate nerves in the brain, and has been shown to reduce the severity of OCD in patients. A 100-patient randomized, multi-center study of the device indicated that patients who received TMS treatment alongside medical management had a higher response rate, at 38%, than those treated with medical management and a sham device, at 11%. The most frequent adverse reaction was headache, which was reported by 37.5% of ...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Brainsway Source Type: news

FDA Clears Brain Stimulation Device for OCD FDA Clears Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
The Brainsway deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system is an option for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have not responded to traditional treatments.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Magnetic Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- The Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is a chronic condition characterized by uncontrollable,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA permits marketing of transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

With Short, Intense Sessions, Some Patients Finish Therapy in Just Weeks
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREA PETERSEN Tags: Anxiety and Stress Therapy and Rehabilitation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Veterans Mental Health and Disorders Psychology and Psychologists Phobias Source Type: news

Preschooler's Perfectionism May Predict OCD in Adolescence
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Tendencies toward perfectionism and excessive self-control in children are associated with the onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and smaller dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) volumes in later childhood and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Areas of Higher Latitude Tied to Elevated OCD Risk Areas of Higher Latitude Tied to Elevated OCD Risk
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is more common in individuals living in areas of high latitude, likely because of the effect of decreased sunlight on circadian rhythms, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: OCD: Why living in a sunless region can increase symptoms
Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms are influenced by where a person lives and how much access they have to sunlight. Researchers explain why this may be. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Living in countries with less sun may boost your risk of OCD
Researchers at Binghamton University in New York say people who live farther from the equator or who sleep more during the day are more likely to develop obsessive compulsive disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living in areas with less sun may increase your risk of OCD
(Binghamton University) Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide risk in obsessive-compulsive disorder and exploration of risk factors: a systematic review - Albert U, De Ronchi D, Maina G, Pompili M.
BACKGROUND: Historically, OCD has been considered to be associated with a relatively low risk of suicide. Recent studies, on the contrary, revealed a significant association between OCD and suicide attempts and ideation. A huge variation in prevalence rate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids
Many parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and not informed by contemporary evidence-based practices. I am happy to say that Anxiety Relief for Kids is not one of those books. Rather, it is an exceptionally well written and practical resource that actually does what its title says. Author Bridget Flynn Walker is a psychologist...
Source: Psych Central - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Parenting Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation may offer treatment for type 2 diabetes, study suggests
A surprising (but welcome) side effect of a therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder may pave the way for a new approach to treating type 2 diabetes — and offer new insights into the links between obesity and the metabolic disease that afflicts close to 1 in 10 American adults.The therapy in... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

A systematic review of network meta-analyses for pharmacological treatment of common mental disorders
Question Network meta-analyses (NMAs) of treatment efficacy across different pharmacological treatments help inform clinical decision-making, but their methodological quality may vary a lot depending also on the quality of the included primary studies. We therefore conducted a systematic review of NMAs of pharmacological treatment for common mental disorders in order to assess the methodological quality of these NMAs, and to relate study characteristics to the rankings of efficacy and tolerability. Study selection and analysis We searched three databases for NMAs of pharmacological treatment used in major depression, ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About the Newest Antidepressants
In addition to therapy, medication can be an invaluable treatment for clinical depression. It may alleviate symptoms and literally save lives. Which is why having an array of medications to choose from is vital. Recently, in the U.S., three antidepressants were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression: vilazodone (Viibryd) in 2011; levomilnacipran (Fetzima) in 2013; and vortioxetine (Trintellix; formerly called Brintellix, but renamed to avoid confusion with the blood-thinning medication Brilinta) in 2013. In general, these medications are well-tolerated and effective. However, they’re n...
Source: Psych Central - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Medications Antidepressants Clinical Depression Fetzima Levomilnacipran Major Depression Major Depressive Disorder newest antidepressants Trintellix Viibryd Vilazodone vortioxetine Source Type: news

People with OCD process emotions differently than their unaffected siblings
(Elsevier) A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) feel more distress when viewing images to provoke OCD-related emotions than their unaffected siblings. Although the unaffected siblings showed lower levels of distress, they had higher levels of brain activity in regions important for attention. The findings suggest that the family members may draw on additional brain resources to compensate for potential abnormalities in emotion regulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding fear of guilt key in better treating OCD
(University of Waterloo) Advances in our understanding of the development and persistence of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have the potential to improve treatment according to a new study by the University of Waterloo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teen tanning addiction afflicts minorities in Los Angeles
(University of Southern California) Tanning addiction plagues teenage minorities in Los Angeles, and that dependency is associated with marijuana abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues. For decades, tanning and tanning addiction was thought to be a problem prevalent almost solely among white, college-age women; however, research by USC's Kimberly Miller and others are beginning to dispel that myth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Initial severity and antidepressant efficacy for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder: an individual patient data meta-analysis - de Vries YA, Roest AM, Burgerhof JGM, de Jonge P.
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that antidepressant benefits are smaller for mild than severe depression. Because antidepressants are also used for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Did 2016 Election Unleash OCD in the USA?
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- There's little doubt that the last presidential election sparked a host of emotions among Americans. But new research suggests it might also have triggered obsessive-compulsive behaviors in Democrats and Republicans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD
This article titled “Common Pitfalls in Exposure and Response prevention (EX/RP) for OCD” by Seth J. Gillihan was published in the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in May 2012 and discusses various mistakes that well-meaning therapists might make while using ERP therapy. For example, some therapists don’t encourage their clients to go far enough in their exposures — to do what is most difficult for them. Other therapists might choose the wrong type of exposures, or even interfere with proper therapy by encouraging the use of distraction. Some other topics discussed in the articl...
Source: Psych Central - April 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment anxious thoughts Avoidance Desensitization exposure Exposure Response Prevention Therapy Obsessions Ocd Rituals Source Type: news

Lily Bailey busts four myths about OCD
Model and writer Lily Bailey wants to change how people talk about obsessive-compulsive disorder. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rogers Behavioral Health nears launch of app for depression, OCD
Is there an app for treating depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder? The answer is “yes,” according to Rogers Behavioral Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Building tolerance to anxiety is key to OCD symptom relief
Excessive hand washing, out of a fear of contamination or germs, is one of the most common and best-known examples of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. Though OCD can ’t be “cured,” symptoms can be significantly reduced through cognitive-behavioral therapy, a type of psychotherapy.Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, can be challenging for some people with OCD. Therapists may expose them to experiences that require them to directly confront their fears by performing tasks that cause anxiety or even disgust. For example, one effective treatment for excessive fears of contamination might involve putti...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Which skills will help patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder?
(Springer) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex psychological condition, and those who suffer from it experience severe reduction in their quality of life. A new study in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research now shows that OCD sufferers need to adopt adaptive coping skills rather than the maladaptive strategies often used such as repetitive, compulsive actions or creating emotional distance from a situation, in order to effectively manage their condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Voices: How I Finally Kicked My O.C.D.
I chased patterns where there were none, but I saw one that was very real: This was not the only relationship my mental illness would detonate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICH MONAHAN Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Dating and Relationships Source Type: news

Responsibility/threat overestimation moderates the relationship between contamination-based disgust and obsessive-compulsive concerns about sexual orientation - Ching THW, Williams MT, Siev J, Olatunji BO.
Disgust has been shown to perform a "disease-avoidance" function in contamination fears. However, no studies have examined the relevance of disgust to obsessive-compulsive (OC) concerns about sexual orientation (e.g., fear of one's sexual orientation trans... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Treatment of Hoarding-Induced Trauma and Perpetration
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Standards Manual, Edition V (2013) reports that between 2 and 6% of the general population have a hoarding disorder. Once considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding is now regarded as a serious clinical condition co-morbid with diagnoses of depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and sometimes psychosis given the delusional levels of denial that hoarders often present (Frost, Stekelee, Tolin, 2011). Hoarders engage in excessive acquisition of items, whether those items have real world value or not,...
Source: Psych Central - February 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Graeme Daniels, MFT Tags: Addictions Anxiety Caregivers Children and Teens Essays Family Grief and Loss Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personality Psychodynamic Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment Abuse Anxiety Disorder bullying Comorb Source Type: news

Brain scan, AI may help determine efficacy of OCD treatment
Researchers at UCLA have developed an AI system to predict whether patients with obsessive compulsive disorder can benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scan and artificial intelligence could help predict whether OCD will improve with treatment
Washing hands needlessly dozens of times of day. Spending so much time perfecting schoolwork that it never gets turned in.These are typical behaviors for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, a lifelong illness marked by repetitive thoughts and actions that can seriously impair work performance, relationships and quality of life. OCD is most commonly treated with medication and a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy. Unfortunately, cognitive behavioral therapy does not help everyone with OCD, and the treatment can be expensive and time-consuming.Now, UCLA researchers have developed a way t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Darwin ’ s Dogs Project Takes Closer Look At Pets ’ DNA And Behavior
NATICK (CBS) – “What I love about Daisy is she’s just a cute little hound dog,” said 10-year-old Josh Corliss of Natick. Josh and his mom, Mary Ann, didn’t always know what kind of dog they really had. “When we first got Daisy we thought she was a Redbone Coonhound and a mix of some sort,” Mary Ann told WBZ-TV. Well, she’s a mix alright. (Image credit: Darwin’s Dogs) “We found out that our Redbone Coonhound is actually half Bloodhound, and about a third Boxer and another third Heinz 57,” said Mary Ann while looking at a colorful pie chart, which breaks down ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Family & Pets Health Local News Syndicated Local Darwin's Dogs Dr. Mallika Marshall Elinor Karlsson Local TV Source Type: news

nOCD raises $1M in funding for OCD help app
nOCD, a new app that helps users manage their obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) just landed $1 million in seed funding from 7wire Ventures. The Chicago-based startup aims to help people living with OCD by providing cognitive behavioral therapy through the platform. The free app also connects people to support groups and others who also are living with OCD.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Book Review: Everyday Mindfulness for OCD
Despite the fact that many make light of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by poking fun at minor compulsions or obsessions, OCD is a very serious illness. For those who have it, it can be debilitating and disruptive, upsetting life in very serious and insurmountable ways. Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully is for people who experience OCD at any level. Those who are newly diagnosed may benefit first from therapy before taking on this added tool. The book is also for professionals who treat patients with OCD, as well as for friends and family members of those diagnosed. T...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Book Reviews Cognitive-Behavioral Habits Mindfulness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment help for ocd mindfulness for ocd treatment for ocd Source Type: news

You Asked: Why Do Certain Songs Get Stuck in Your Head?
You can’t walk into the office without Rihanna’s voice singing “work work work work work work” in your head. And that one line from Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” still makes you want to scream. These are commonly known as earworm songs—those sticky tunes that continue to play in your head long after you wish you could skip to the next track. Experts call them “involuntary musical imagery.” And more than 90% of adults report hearing them on a weekly (if not daily) basis, finds a recent study in the journal Psychology of Music. While there’s a huge amount of perso...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized earworm earworm definition earworm meaning earworm music earworm song earworm songs healthytime Research song stuck in head song stuck in my head what is an earworm why do songs get stuck in your head Source Type: news