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Suppressing the compulsion to steal

Philadelphia, PA, 1 April 2009 If a drug took the fun out of stealing, would it reduce crime? A new study scheduled for the April 1st issue of Biological Psychiatry , published by Elsevier, suggests that this may be so. Kleptomania is a type of impulse control disorder characterized by per...

Magic Mushrooms Treat Obsessive Compulsion Disorder

An ingredient of psychedelic mushrooms, also called magic mushrooms can effectively reduce the symptoms of obsessive compulsion disorder (OCD), according to a study// by University of Arizona. Magic mushrooms contain psychedelic substances like psilocybin, psilocin, or muscimol. The firs...

Compulsive Hoarding Poses Safety and Psychological Risks

...s years went by, the home's empty spaces disappeared, replaced with clutter. She was so used to piles, it took Nelson years to realize her mom's compulsion to collect and save was a psychiatric condition. She recounts a visit to her parents' home as an adult. "My dad was using portable urinals in the...

Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients

...hen it comes to spotting eating disorders in patients, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. An eating disorder is a complex compulsion to eat in a way which disturbs physical, mental, and psychological health. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa...

Frost & Sullivan Finds Compliance Requirements Drive the Healthcare Security Boom

...ivan Research Analyst Santosh Antony. "Taking into account the increasing pressure from government bodies, healthcare security is becoming a matter of compulsion rather than choice." The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA ) is perhaps the strongest driver for logical healthcare s...

'Insight' deficit may explain denial in drug addiction

...ophic consequences, even when the drug is no longer pleasurable. "It is therefore possible that these core clinical addiction symptoms craving and compulsion and the chronic relapsing nature of addiction may be a consequence of compromised insight," Goldstein said. Such impaired insight might help explain ...

First Puff Can Turn Kids Into Smokers: Study

...pleted psychological evaluations while recounting their history of tobacco use. Tobacco-dependence was assessed based on such criteria as cravings, compulsion to smoke, changes in tolerance, time devoted to the pursuit of smoking, and an inability to quit. As well, all the boys and girls were asked questi...

Hoarding can Endanger Lives, Says New Study

...ave a brain disorder resulting in an all-consuming compulsion to collect that often cuts them off from society a... of obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding is the compulsion to collect and store items considered by most peop...g," Hart added. The motivation driving the compulsion to hoard varies among persons with the behavior. S...

Indias First condom Bar Inaugurated by AIDS Patient

...preciated the move by CITCO to spread awareness about the use of condoms through a regular bar. "Those visiting the bar will not be under any compulsion to be part of this awareness campaign. But this is a positive beginning," Sonia said. ...

India’s First ‘condom Bar’ Inaugurated by AIDS Patint

...appreciated the move by CITCO to spread awareness about the use of condoms through a regular bar. "Those visiting the bar will not be under any compulsion to be part of this awareness campaign. But this is a positive beginning," Sonia said. Source-IANS/B...
Compulsion in Medical Dictionary

Compulsion

Compulsion (album), a 1965 jazz album by American pianist Andrew Hill ... Compulsion (novel), a 2001 novel, by British author Shaun Hutson ... Definition of compulsion from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games. ...

Trichotillomania

...tible urge to pull out hair. ... Trichotillomania , a hair-pulling disorder, is a mental disorder that involves an ... trichotillomania n. The compulsion to tear or pluck out the hair on one's head and face and often to ingest it ... Trichotillomania is a psychiatric condition ... More about Im...

Addiction

...se Model of Addiction 9/06 ... Origins of addiction (letter published in the ... Addiction : Choices and Cravings, 2/01 ... Addiction is a compulsion to repeat a behaviour regardless of its consequences. ... However, addiction is often applied to compulsive behaviours other than drug use, ... ...
Compulsion in Biological News

Biofeedback from the zoo

... Almost three percent of all Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). But when do you cross the line between a neurotic compulsion to check your email every five minutes and mental illness? According to new Tel Aviv University research, the best way to understand and effectivel...

'Cross fire' from the brain makes patients tremble

...urbed neurons in the core region of the brain and effectively removes their compulsion to "fire" at the same time. Tass' new development disturbs this compulsory ...urons abandon their diseased strong synaptic networks and thus forget their compulsion to develop diseased rhythms. The pacemaker consists of two electrodes th...
Compulsion in Biological Technology

Global Prescription Drugs Market to Cross $897 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

...ever, compared to any other industry, the pharmaceutical industry is relatively shielded from economic cycles, as consumer spending on drugs is out of compulsion rather than discretionary spending as in most other industries. As such, sales of pharmaceuticals are expected to slowdown in 2009 and 2010, with decl...
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