Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety might be spotted in physical symptoms at age 18.
Analysis revealed that the brief OCD screener predicted OCD with an accuracy rate of higher than 90%.
Despite intense research efforts and recent advances in understanding the condition, the exact etiology of OCD remains largely undefined.
Maternal tobacco smoking during pregnancy has previously been linked with numerous long-term neurodevelopmental abnormalities and child behavioral problems.
Several promising novel treatment options exist for those with OCD.
Investigators identified abnormal modularity patterns in the brain in individuals with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder.
The combination of behavioral and cognitive therapy approaches with medications is likely the most effective intervention for adults diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Neuropsychological findings indicate that similar executive functions are affected in ADHD and OCD, but new neuroimaging data indicate differences exist in brain structure and function.
Some of the strategies to improve memory extinction aim at plasticity pathways in the brain with the use of NMDA receptor-modulating drugs, such as D-cycloserine.
The behaviors associated with body dysmorphic disorder diminish quality of life and create tremendous interference.
Both ADHD and OCD were positively associated with addictive use of video games and of social media.
There is a greater risk of OCD in children born to older mothers but not older fathers.
Lower abundance and diversity of microbial populations have been identified in individuals with obsessive compulsive behavior.
Studied as augmentative agent to fluvoxamine in moderate-to-severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The research represents the first general population study of assortative mating in psychiatric disorders.
Researchers found significant improvements in hair-pulling symptoms with both "decoupling" and progressive muscle relaxation.
By the end of the exposure and response prevention therapy treatment, more than half of the patients with OCD were considered excellent responders.
Effective approaches are available to help individuals suffering with this often misunderstood condition.
A form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding is characterized by a fear of making mistakes in what to keep or discard similar to "obsessions," while urges to save or acquire new items seem similar to "compulsions."
Patients with more efficient brain network connectivity had worse long-term outcomes after cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Exposure and response prevention is considered the first-line CBT therapy for those with OCD.
The studies argue that people who become infected with a parasite found in cat feces, Toxoplasma gondii, have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia.
Targeting dysfunctional beliefs patients hold about thoughts could help treat depression, anxiety, and OCD.
Despite advances in understanding OCD, it remains one of the toughest psychiatric disorders to diagnose and treat.
Anxious patients suffering from cyberchondria can often be treated through cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Although the number of apps for mental health is steadily growing, many of them have not been clinically validated for effectiveness.
Patients can learn how to influence physiological responses, which can help alleviate psychiatric symptoms.
Although not officially recognized by the APA, cases of orthorexia are on the rise.
Findings call into question tendency to classify psychiatric disorders by their symptoms rather than underlying brain pathology.
Patients taking Vyvanse experienced a decrease in the number of binge eating days per week.
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