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Deep brain stimulation as obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment

In a recent study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, researchers investigated the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) against treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is characterized by intrusive, enduring obsessive thoughts and dysfunctional, ritualized behaviors. The…

How does a walk in nature impact the brain?

Increasing urbanization and migration of rural populations to cities has pushed up the number of city dwellers dramatically to over 50% of the total population in modern times. Despite the higher wages and (sometimes) better facilities for education, healthcare, and…