Keyword: compulsion

Compulsion - compulsive disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and addictions, are complex mental illnesses which can impact the sufferer’s mood, anxiety, motor control and cognitive abilities. They feature compulsive behaviours that the sufferer often feels unable to avoid or control and that can be detrimental to health and well-being. Functional imaging has shown abnormal activity in certain regions of the brain while symptoms are present but there is still very much to understand.


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Summaries tagged with 'compulsion': about 2 results

Recording neuronal activity using miniscopes
http://brainscan.uwo.ca/research/project_summaries/MAPR0417-P.html
Project Summary - Our behaviours are often the result of complex combinations of genetic and environmental factors. Sometimes they can be characterized as action-outcome learning...

Investigating VTA, SNc and dopamine projections in the brain using MRI
http://brainscan.uwo.ca/research/project_summaries/PEMA0417-P.html
Project Summary - Parkinson’s disease (PD), addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are examples of widespread and complex mental illnesses. They can impact our mental...


News articles tagged with 'compulsion': about 4 results

BrainsCAN - Pandemic forcing food to your emotional rescue
https://brainscan.uwo.ca/news/2020/pandemic_triggers_stress_eating.html

BrainsCAN - Isolation stress can test those with addictions
https://brainscan.uwo.ca/news/2020/covid_and_addictions.html

BrainsCAN - Adolescents prone to poor dietary choices, leading to changes in the brain
https://brainscan.uwo.ca/news/2020/adolescent_dietary_choices_leading_to_changes_in_brain.html

BrainsCAN - New BrainsCAN review suggests a reciprocal relationship between obesity and self-control
https://brainscan.uwo.ca/news/2019/obesity_and_self-control.html