My first year of undergraduate education I was shocked when my professor told me that the disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders were disorders we knew how to treat, but didn’t know the causes.
I want to focus my work not just on treatments but causes.
On that note I have been reading about the Left Anterior Orbitofrontal Cortex. An area of the brain believed to play a role in causing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I don’t have a lot of information to share as of right now but I plan on continuing my research in this area.
If you have any information about this specific region (or even areas of the frontal lobe in general) please feel free to share!
For more information on this region regarding its role in “secondary reinforcers” see this wordpress blog I found:
I don’t want the knowledge I have received from even the small amount of education I have currently received to go to waste. It’s time to start looking for causes so we can start working on prevention.