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Deep brain stimulation as OCD treatment: new guideline

A research team has produced a systematic review of the evidence for deep brain stimulation to treat OCD and a guideline for its clinical use.

Brain differences in autistic males with early language delay

Comparing the brains of autistic men who did and did not experience delayed language onset in childhood, researchers have uncovered brain volume differences.

Brain wave may be used to detect what people have seen, recognize

Brain activity can be used to tell whether someone recognizes details they encountered in normal, daily life, which may have implications for criminal investigations and use in courtrooms, new research shows. The findings suggest that a particular brai…

Presence or absence of early language delay alters anatomy of the brain in autism

Individual differences in early language development, and in later language functioning, are associated with changes in the anatomy of the brain in autism. A new study has found that a common characteristic of autism — language delay in early childhoo…

Mechanism of Parkinson’s spread demonstrated

An international, interdisciplinary group of researchers led by Gabor G. Kovacs from the Clinical Institute of Neurology at the MedUni Vienna has demonstrated, through the use of a new antibody…

Providing private mental health service to veterans

A unique partnership to support private efforts to provide mental health services to veterans and their families could provide a model for similar efforts should federal officials decide to expand…

Extra stress in same-sex couples may raise risk of domestic abuse

Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely even more so, between same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples, according to a review of literature by Northwestern Medicine&reg…

Benefits of wellness program for people with multiple sclerosis demonstrated in pilot study

A pilot study has shown the benefits of a 10-week psychoeducational wellness program in people with multiple sclerosis. Improvements were seen in mood, overall mental health, perceived stress, and pain, researchers report.

Brainwave test could improve autism diagnosis, classification

Measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help in objectively classifying people on the autism spectrum and may help diagnose the condition earlier, research suggests. Statistics show that 1 in 68 children has been identified wit…

Food memory: Discovery shows how we remember taste experiences

A functional link between the brain region responsible for taste memory and the area responsible for encoding the time and place we experienced the taste had been found. The findings expose the complexity and richness of the simple sensory experiences …