Psychology & Psychiatry

OCD in a pandemic: Extra handwashing is not distressing for most

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were concerned infection control measures such as extra hand washing and social distancing might compound the distress of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Psychology & Psychiatry

OCD among new mothers more prevalent than previously thought

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) among those who have recently given birth is more common than previously thought, and much of this can be attributed to thoughts of harm related to the baby, new UBC research has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common antidepressant may reduce deadly COVID-19 complications

As mental health professionals are grappling with a wave of pandemic-related anxiety and depression, a physician-researcher at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences is studying whether a commonly ...

Neuroscience

Can strep throat make tics worse in kids?

Exposure to the bacteria that causes strep throat does not appear to make Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders worse in children and teens, according to a study published in the February 10, 2021, online issue ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When hoarding becomes a health problem

Hoarding is a recognized mental health condition and should be treated as such—without the stigma associated with high-profile cases seen in the media, a UNSW clinical psychologist says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cannabis reduces OCD symptoms by half in the short-term

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, report that the severity of their symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis, according to a Washington State University study.

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