A new study reveals the 2016 may have triggered OCD-like symptoms in some people. Researchers report some people are having politically focused intrusive thoughts and associated ritualistic behaviors due to political stressors.
Researchers report EEG technology has the ability to study activity of areas deep inside the brain, such as the thalamus and nucleus accumbens. The findings will help shed new light on disorders that affect these brain regions, such as Parkinson's disease and OCD.
Mice with dysfunctional Hoxb8-lineage microglia exhibited excessive overgrooming behaviors that resemble trichotillomania in humans. Female sex hormones also caused more severe OCD-like behaviors and increased anxiety in the mouse models.
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.
People with OCD have six times higher Immuno-moodulin (Imood) expression that those without the disorder. Blocking Imood with the aid of an antibody reduced OCD-like behaviors in mouse models within a couple of days following treatment.