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Bringing Computational Modeling to Psychiatry

A special series in Clinical Psychological Science shows how computational modeling -- integrating mathematics, computers, and simulations to model complex systems -- can elucidate clinical dysfunction. ... More>


OCD Linked With Broad Impairments in Executive Function

A new meta-analysis shows that OCD is associated with broad deficits in executive function, which may underlie the cycle of repetitive and perseverative behaviors common in OCD. ... More>


“Out, Damned Spot!”: Obsessive-Like Behavior Linked to Specific Type of Guilt

New findings show that triggering a particular type of guilt leads people to engage in obsessive checking and washing behaviors, which may shed additional light on OCD. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring hormones and dysregulated eating, genetics and antisocial behavior, gene-environment interactions in neurocognitive development, and the role of shame across disorders. ... More>


Clean Hands = Clean Conscience for People with OCD

Cleaning one’s hands is associated with an alleviation of anxiety from moral misconduct, and this effect is even more pronounced in people with OCD. ... More>