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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

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OCD Associated With Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health Comorbidities

OCD Associated With Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health Comorbidities

A lower socioeconomic status, childhood maltreatment, and the presence of comorbid mental health conditions were associated with diagnosed OCD in the studied Canadian population.

Cognitive Therapy Plus Exposure and Response Prevention Effective in OCD

Cognitive Therapy Plus Exposure and Response Prevention Effective in OCD

The treatment led to significantly greater symptom relief and belief reduction compared with exposure and response prevention.

Perimenstrual Symptom Exacerbation Observed in Borderline Personality Disorder

Perimenstrual Symptom Exacerbation Observed in Borderline Personality Disorder

These data highlight potential risk periods for emotional symptom worsening in borderline personality disorder.

Concise Questionnaire Found Consistent, Reliable at Monitoring OCD

Concise Questionnaire Found Consistent, Reliable at Monitoring OCD

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

Lamotrigine Similar to Placebo in Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Lamotrigine Similar to Placebo in Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

The authors discouraged physicians from the prescription of lamotrigine, despite the "considerable pressure" that may be created by its recommendation in certain textbooks.

Politically Focused Thoughts, Behaviors Tied to Psychopathology

Politically Focused Thoughts, Behaviors Tied to Psychopathology

Politically focused intrusive thoughts and associated ritualistic behaviors are associated with measures of psychopathology and disability.

Acceptance Without Judgment Helps Reduce Self-Injury in Borderline Personality Disorder

Acceptance Without Judgment Helps Reduce Self-Injury in Borderline Personality Disorder

Mindfulness, an awareness of one's present experience without labeling it as good or bad, is a fundamental skill taught in dialectical behavior therapy group skills training.

Re-evaluation of Fear Processing in Psychopathy: New Evidence and Application to Other Psychiatric Disorders

Re-evaluation of Fear Processing in Psychopathy: New Evidence and Application to Other Psychiatric Disorders

This is the first meta-analysis to examine subjective emotion experience in psychopathy.

Do Personality Disorders Increase Obesity Risk?

Do Personality Disorders Increase Obesity Risk?

Assessment of comorbid personality disorder could be key to successful weight loss strategies.

Bullied Preemies At Greater Risk for Mental Illness as Adults

Bullied Preemies At Greater Risk for Mental Illness as Adults

Preemies may possess elevated levels of characteristics that put them at risk for peer victimization, including more anxiety and depression.

Women, Chronic Psychiatric Patients Seek Out Assisted Suicide the Most

Women, Chronic Psychiatric Patients Seek Out Assisted Suicide the Most

Patients are usually women; most have chronic, severe conditions with histories of suicide.

Internet-Based CBT Best for Body Dysmorphia

Internet-Based CBT Best for Body Dysmorphia

Superior to online supportive therapy for symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder.

Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased in Declining Smoker Population

Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased in Declining Smoker Population

Nicotine-dependent smokers who began smoking in the 1980s were more likely than older smokers to have a psychiatric condition, such as bipolar disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or ADHD.

Psychotherapy Impacts Neural Circuits in Personality Disorder

Psychotherapy Impacts Neural Circuits in Personality Disorder

Transference-focused psychotherapy is associated with alterations in frontolimbic circuitry in borderline personality disorder.

Ending 'Victim' Narrative Could Thwart Extremist Group Recruitment

Ending 'Victim' Narrative Could Thwart Extremist Group Recruitment

Extremist organizations attract vulnerable members by emphasizing victimization and sense of identity.

Almost 10% of Americans With Anger Issues Have Guns

Almost 10% of Americans With Anger Issues Have Guns

Quick-to-anger gun owners also have elevated risk of personality disorders, alcohol abuse, anxiety and PTSD, the researchers said.

Boredom, Frustration Can Lead to Repetitive, Body-Focused Behaviors

Boredom, Frustration Can Lead to Repetitive, Body-Focused Behaviors

Boredom, frustration and impatience can promote skin-picking, nail-biting and hair-pulling in some people.

ADHD Drug Shows Promise For Binge-Eating Disorder

ADHD Drug Shows Promise For Binge-Eating Disorder

In higher doses, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) helped to curb binge eating.

Negative Social Interactions Linked to Hypertension in Women

Negative Social Interactions Linked to Hypertension in Women

Effects seen for women, not men, and for those aged 51 to 64 years, but not those aged 65 and older.

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