Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coupled with a novel method of analysis may provide improved characterization of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as new insights into the regions of the brain that may be related to the condition.
Why this matters
Patients with OCD can experience persistent intrusive thoughts or have repetitive behaviors. These symptoms can impact the patient’s social functioning and can increase the possibility of the patient developing a wide spectrum of additional psychiatric disorders.
Currently, comorbidities and physician-influence can adversely impact an accurate diagnosis.