Obsessive Compulsive DisorderInfo Center

Cognitive Therapy Helps Kids With OCD
For kids who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), antidepressants often aren't enough to relieve the irrational fears, repetitive behaviors and intrusive thoughts that come with the disorder.
New OCD Treatment on Horizon
A new model of the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as its treatment, has been created. The model offers new insight into the disorder, which disrupts a person's life with unwanted thoughts and repetitive rituals that cause anxiety.
Texting and Driving Obsession
Some individuals would consider this generation the “Now” generation because technology has become so advanced that everything you need can be available at your finger tips.
Do Nose Jobs Mean Mental Illness?
Plastic surgery is often thought of as purely cosmetic, driven either by vanity or a sincere desire to remedy what one considers a glaring physical defect.
Numbing Quality in Violent Video Games
Science fiction novels often portray a society where people have become numb to the violence around them. War torn countries' citizens also accept tanks filling their streets and impoverished children suffering. The same type numbness occurs in children when playing violent video games.
Off the Deep End
In patients with severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), deep brain stimulation (DBS) may work, according to new research from Brown University.
Stimulating Effects
Deep brain stimulation has proven beneficial for some treatment-resistant cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depressive disorders and Tourette syndrome.
Fighting with the Mirror
Patients studied by Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital suffering from body dysmorphic disorder have shown real improvement in an eight-year span.