News tagged with compulsive behavior

Two genes do not make a voter: new research

Voting behavior cannot be predicted by one or two genes as previous researchers have claimed, according to Evan Charney, a Duke University professor of public policy and political science.

Feb 29, 2012
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Unlocking the secrets of our compulsions

Researchers have shed new light on dopamine's role in the brain's reward system, which could provide insight into impulse control problems associated with addiction and a number of psychiatric disorders.

Dec 08, 2010
4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Canine compulsive disorder gene identified in dogs

A canine chromosome 7 locus that confers a high risk of compulsive disorder susceptibility has been identified through a collaboration between the Behavior Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Program ...

Jan 06, 2010
4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Sex addiction -- is it real?

Addicts call it a God-sized hole, a hollowness in the soul. It leaks no matter how much they try to fill it -- and at what cost. For years, George filled his emptiness with pornography, erotic massage and, eventually, sex ...

Apr 15, 2010
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Chocoholic mice fear no pain

Ever get a buzz from eating chocolate? A study published in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience has shown that chocolate-craving mice are ready to tolerate electric shocks to get their fix.

Feb 09, 2010
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