Study reveals how the amygdala plays a role in prepulse inhibition by activating inhibitory neurons in the brain stem of mice. The findings could have positive implications in the development of treatments for schizophrenia, OCD, and other disorders marked with impaired somatosensory gating.
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A new study links a distinct pattern of genetic mutations with OCD in humans.
Switching off activity in the anterior cingulate cortex prevented marmoset monkeys from making an association between behavior and a particular outcome.
Study reveals specific neurons in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex that become active when people are faced with the decision to learn or hide from information about an adverse event the person is not able to prevent.
Children and young adults with a specific variant of the PTPRD gene are at greater risk of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Glutamatergic neural connections between the prelimbic prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens appear to be responsible for co-morbid anxiety and OCD behaviors.
People with OCD reported a reduction in the symptoms within four hours of smoking cannabis, a new study reports.
Interpersonal sensitivity, obsessive compulsions, and the time per day spent using a cell phone are strong predictors of nomophobia, a condition defined as a fear of being away from smart technology.
Neuroimaging predicts whether a person with OCD will respond to stress-reduction therapy or exposure-based therapy best. Analyzing brain activity may help to provide tailored treatments to individuals suffering from OCD.
A group of neurons located in the basal ganglia appears to play a vital role in cognitive flexibility.