T1 - Overactive Action Monitoring in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Depending on the severity, OCD can have an adverse affect on every realm of a person's life.

These are just some of the typical symptoms of OCD. They include -

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Dorothy Grice had said in an interview with Katie Charles, “There’s a wide range of severity, but in the most extreme cases, OCD can be extremely disabling especially when the compulsions become time-consuming and elaborate…” There are seve...

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Mindfulness is the foundation of Buddha's philosophy and of the practice of meditation. However, when used as a form of mental development for something like treating OCD, it has no religious content at all. This is really important to stress--nothing in the use of mindfulness would ever impinge on the religious beliefs of any other religion. Even though in some sense it has what you might call a spiritual content, this is in a general sense of having the mind influence the brain.

It is hypothesized that in OCD, these 3 respective brain areas become linked in action.

KW - Obsessive-compulsive genetic spectrum

T1 - Complex segregation analysis of obsessive-compulsive disorder in 141 families of eating disorder probands, with and without obsessive-compulsive disorder

Compulsions are the result of the obsession.

It is important to note that Dreher et al. report that reward anticipation is most robustly found in activation of the ventral striatum and reward receipt activates parts of the PFC. Between these two studies we can see that reward anticipation is focused in the ventral striatum and that this anticipation drives compulsive behaviors. This is evidence that compulsive behaviors, whether overeating or substance abuse, is linked to an imbalance in the dopaminergic reward system. It appears that activation of the striatum is creating an expectation for reward, driving the animal to seek the reward. When the reward is found, it does not satiate the expectation, and continued seeking for that reward ensues.

It has two components to its disorder: obsession and compulsion.

Patients obsessively wash, check something or hoard things to relieve themselves of an overwhelming anxiety, and are fully aware their behavior is abnormal.

The energy that is burned the more severe OCD is.

In adult patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who are thought to have comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, the symptoms of inattention, forgetfulness, and impaired executive function might actually be an epiphenomenon of OCD rather than a manifestation of ADHD, a study has shown.

A student with OCD should have a classroom setting that is kept calm.

All types and ages of people can develop OCD, and it can play a large role in how you go about your daily life, and the daily stresses that you run into.