Obsessive Compulsive

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.

Examining Whether Adjunctive Glutamatergic Medication Further Eases OCD Symptoms

Examining Whether Adjunctive Glutamatergic Medication Further Eases OCD Symptoms

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Researchers examined whether adjunctive gabapentin or memantine and standard treatment with a selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) might lead to further improvements in patients with OCD.

FDA Permits Marketing of Brain Stimulation Device for OCD

FDA Permits Marketing of Brain Stimulation Device for OCD

A brain stimulation device to treat OCD has received approval for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Factors That Predict Treatment Outcomes, Remission in Pediatric OCD

Factors That Predict Treatment Outcomes, Remission in Pediatric OCD

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These results identify several predictive factors for remission in children with OCD and may be useful for clinicians in tailoring their treatment approach, although the impact of adjunctive d-cycloserine requires further investigation.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

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

Cognitive Therapy Plus Exposure and Response Prevention Effective in OCD

Cognitive Therapy Plus Exposure and Response Prevention Effective in OCD

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

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.

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.

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.

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