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Evidence continues to mount that individuals with PTSD are at a significantly increased risk of developing heart disease. A definite causal link betwe...
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Some people with OCD repeatedly check to make sure doors are locked, lights or appliances are off, or that the plane tickets are in their pocket or pu...
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Most of us do not require scientific evidence that music lifts our mood. We just accept what our listening experience tells us. This does not prevent...
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People with OCD may function well enough, despite their symptoms, by using the strategies of a flexible brain mechanism called declarative memory. Eng...
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On the TV show “60 Minutes,” psychologist Irving Kirsch once reported that placebos and antidepressants had nearly the same effect on most individuals...
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BuSpar is the brand name for buspirone (that's boo SPYE rone), a drug that falls into an anxiolytic class of medications known as azapirones, meaning...
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Showing concern for the growth and prosperity of future generations is called generativity, or generative thinking. Current research, and life experie...
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Experiencing some stress is unavoidable, and stress can be felt during happy or difficult situations. Although it is impossible to control everything,...
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Can virtual reality help scientists unravel the brain mechanisms behind OCD? People at Columbia University recently used a virtual reality maze and ma...
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Cognitive therapy (CT) is often recommended for the treatment of OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder. CT helps people examine how their thoughts abo...
 
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