Category: OCD

OCD – A Behavioural Addiction?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is primarily conceived as an anxiety disorder but has features resembling addictive behavior. Patients with OCD may develop dependency upon compulsive behaviors because of the rewarding effects following reduction of obsession-induced anxiety. Reward processing is critically dependent on ventral striatal-orbitofrontal circuitry and brain imaging studies […]

Co-morbidities

Another new Page!  This page will be dedicated to addressing the co-occurrence of  other psychiatric conditions with addiction and addictive behaviours. For example, conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and major depression are said to frequently co-occur with addictive disorders. This page will […]

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