- New research has determined the brain sites of obsessive-compulsive disease, or OCD.
- Researchers have analyzed brain scans with no OCD and nearly 500 people.
- Compared to OCD, people with this condition have more activity in the brain activities that recognize mistakes, but have less activity in the brain areas that help to repair mistakes.
- The finding confirms the establishment of the bases for better OCD treatment.
New studies allow the study of brains around 500 people to better treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which repeat mental health, uncontrollable thoughts and attitudes.
The researchers gathered the results of the 10 previous studies, with and without OCD. In the research, the participants performed functional functions in two functions to analyze the activity of the brain: processing errors and inhibition controls, behavior and control of the thoughts.
Their results, published on Thursday in the Biological Psychiatry Magazine, showed that they have more activities in the brain areas that participate in the recognition of mistakes by people with OCD compared to those with no condition. less action-stopping brain activities, according to the Michigan University of Research.
"The results show that the brain in the OCD gives an excess of response to errors and they do not stop very little to stop the signs," said Luke Norman, a PhD thesis researcher.
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The research is based on the operative network of currencies, a collection of brain areas that act as "monitoring" and the need to stop the actions. New studies suggest that the patient's brains of OCD may be stuck in compulsive "loops", he wrote writers for the study. Even if the brain's OCD thought or acted incorrectly, it might be able to stop.
In general, the OCD does not control its obsessions (unwanted unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (behavioral responses to these obsessions), although the thoughts and behaviors are excessive, according to the National Mental Health Institute. (For example, ordinary obsessions fear germs or pollution, and normal compulsions are thoroughly cleaned or cleaned by hand).
The causes of OCD are still unknown, but new research suggests that certain brain defects in the brain may cause abnormal processing abnormalities.
The alleged abnormalities of experts were involved in OCD, Norman said in the statement, but this was not "conclusively shown" because individual studies had been a small number of participants.
"By combining ten research and nearly 500 patients and healthy volunteer data, we could see that the brain circuit may be a long hypothesis that is crucial for OCD, which is the disorder," he added.
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New research does not prove that the brain's differences in OCD are the ultimate cause of the disease. The data used by the researchers do not show that these differences may be the cause or effect of an OCD by explaining the university statement.
"More work is needed to understand how our performance and brain function anomalies relate to how OCD symptoms relate," writers wrote on paper.
But knowing more about the development of OCD patients would help prospective researchers to get better treatment in the future.
For the time being, OCD treatment usually includes psychotherapy, medications or two combinations, but some patients continue to be symptoms, according to NIMH.
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"OCD's cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients to identify, cope and cope … but it only works in the midst of patients," said Michigan psychiatrist Professor Kate Fitzgerald, the new author's new paper, said in a statement. "We hope to have the opportunity to drive more effective CBTs or new treatments through these consequences."
"This is not a profound dark problem of behavior," he added. "OCD is a medical problem and not guilty of anybody. With the images of the brain, we can study cardiac specialists to study the CABs of their patients, and we can use this information to care for and live with OCD."
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