Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Concise Questionnaire Found Consistent, Reliable at Monitoring OCD

Concise Questionnaire Found Consistent, Reliable at Monitoring OCD

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The Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire-9 may also potentially be used outside of intensive care settings, such as in longitudinal research.

Neurocognitive Profile in Comorbid OCD and Bipolar Disorder

Neurocognitive Profile in Comorbid OCD and Bipolar Disorder

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Investigators compared set-shifting, decision making, and central coherence in patients with bipolar disorder, OCD, and comorbid bipolar disorder with OCD.

Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

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One of the requirements for diagnosing OCD is that the individuals don't want to engage in their behaviors. However, youth with autism who have verbal skills often say that they feel content with their repetitive behaviors and have no interest in stopping them.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Associated With Decreased Educational Attainment

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Associated With Decreased Educational Attainment

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Obsessive compulsive disorder was shown to be associated with reduced academic achievement.

Pediatric OCD: Family Interactive Therapy Reduces Symptom Severity

Pediatric OCD: Family Interactive Therapy Reduces Symptom Severity

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Positive Family Interaction Therapy plus individual child cognitive-behavioral therapy reduces symptom severity in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Risk of Anxiety Disorder Relapse After Discontinuing Antidepressants

Risk of Anxiety Disorder Relapse After Discontinuing Antidepressants

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Researchers examined whether the risk of relapse or time to relapse was related to type of anxiety disorder, duration of previous treatment, and other factors.

 Effective Treatment to Improve Outcomes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Effective Treatment to Improve Outcomes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common disabling psychiatric condition.

Heart Rate, BP in Male Teens Linked to Risk for Psych Disorders

Heart Rate, BP in Male Teens Linked to Risk for Psych Disorders

Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety might be spotted in physical symptoms at age 18.

Brief OCD Screener Effective for Use in Children of Various Ages

Brief OCD Screener Effective for Use in Children of Various Ages

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Analysis revealed that the brief OCD screener predicted OCD with an accuracy rate of higher than 90%.

Various Perinatal Factors Increase OCD Risk

Various Perinatal Factors Increase OCD Risk

Despite intense research efforts and recent advances in understanding the condition, the exact etiology of OCD remains largely undefined.

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Tourette Syndrome in Offspring

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Tourette Syndrome in Offspring

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Maternal tobacco smoking during pregnancy has previously been linked with numerous long-term neurodevelopmental abnormalities and child behavioral problems.

Emerging Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Emerging Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Several promising novel treatment options exist for those with OCD.

New Research Sheds Light on Brain Organization in Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder

New Research Sheds Light on Brain Organization in Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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Investigators identified abnormal modularity patterns in the brain in individuals with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder.

Meta-Analysis: Combination Therapy Most Effective in Adult OCD

Meta-Analysis: Combination Therapy Most Effective in Adult OCD

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The combination of behavioral and cognitive therapy approaches with medications is likely the most effective intervention for adults diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

ADHD and OCD Individuals Differ in Brain Structure and Function

ADHD and OCD Individuals Differ in Brain Structure and Function

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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.

D-cycloserine Not Effective as an Augmentation Strategy for CBT in Pediatric OCD

D-cycloserine Not Effective as an Augmentation Strategy for CBT in Pediatric OCD

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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.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Distorted Lens

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Distorted Lens

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The behaviors associated with body dysmorphic disorder diminish quality of life and create tremendous interference.

Certain Psychiatric Symptoms May Predispose People to Addictive Social Media or Video Game Use

Certain Psychiatric Symptoms May Predispose People to Addictive Social Media or Video Game Use

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Both ADHD and OCD were positively associated with addictive use of video games and of social media.

Advanced Maternal Age Associated With Increased Odds of OCD in Offspring

Advanced Maternal Age Associated With Increased Odds of OCD in Offspring

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There is a greater risk of OCD in children born to older mothers but not older fathers.

Likely Connection Between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome

Likely Connection Between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome

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Lower abundance and diversity of microbial populations have been identified in individuals with obsessive compulsive behavior.

Mucus Loosening Med N-acetylcysteine May Be Effective for OCD

Mucus Loosening Med N-acetylcysteine May Be Effective for OCD

Studied as augmentative agent to fluvoxamine in moderate-to-severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

High Rate Of Spouses Who Share Psychiatric Disorders

High Rate Of Spouses Who Share Psychiatric Disorders

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The research represents the first general population study of assortative mating in psychiatric disorders.

Effective Therapies for Trichotillomania

Effective Therapies for Trichotillomania

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Researchers found significant improvements in hair-pulling symptoms with both "decoupling" and progressive muscle relaxation.

OCD Patients Who Fail on Meds Helped By Exposure Therapy

OCD Patients Who Fail on Meds Helped By Exposure Therapy

By the end of the exposure and response prevention therapy treatment, more than half of the patients with OCD were considered excellent responders.

Managing Trichotillomania: A Coordinated Approach to Compulsive Hair Pulling

Managing Trichotillomania: A Coordinated Approach to Compulsive Hair Pulling

Effective approaches are available to help individuals suffering with this often misunderstood condition.

Managing Hoarding Disorder

Managing Hoarding Disorder

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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."

Brain Scan Can Identify OCD Patients Best Suited for CBT

Brain Scan Can Identify OCD Patients Best Suited for CBT

Patients with more efficient brain network connectivity had worse long-term outcomes after cognitive-behavioral therapy.

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treating OCD

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treating OCD

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Exposure and response prevention is considered the first-line CBT therapy for those with OCD.

Two Studies Find Link Between Cat Ownership and Schizophrenia

Two Studies Find Link Between Cat Ownership and Schizophrenia

The studies argue that people who become infected with a parasite found in cat feces, Toxoplasma gondii, have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia.

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