Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.
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.
A brain stimulation device to treat OCD has received approval for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration.
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.
Unexpected presentations of OCD can put children at risk of receiving diagnoses or treatments that do not address their underlying obsessions.
Tendencies toward perfectionism and excessive self-control in children are associated with the onset of OCD and smaller dorsal anterior cingulate cortex volumes in later childhood and adolescence.
A lower socioeconomic status, childhood maltreatment, and the presence of comorbid mental health conditions were associated with diagnosed OCD in the studied Canadian population.
The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.
The treatment led to significantly greater symptom relief and belief reduction compared with exposure and response prevention.
While pharmacotherapy research has revealed some promising findings, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the gold standard for treating hoarding disorder.
The Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire-9 may also potentially be used outside of intensive care settings, such as in longitudinal research.
Investigators compared set-shifting, decision making, and central coherence in patients with bipolar disorder, OCD, and comorbid bipolar disorder with OCD.
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.
Politically focused intrusive thoughts and associated ritualistic behaviors are associated with measures of psychopathology and disability.
Family history of OCD and the presence of tics may be important considerations for initial choice of treatment.
Obsessive compulsive disorder was shown to be associated with reduced academic achievement.
Positive Family Interaction Therapy plus individual child cognitive-behavioral therapy reduces symptom severity in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In more than 50% of Parkinson's patients, impulse control disorders are present.
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.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common disabling psychiatric condition.
The risk of any mental disorder was increased for individuals with a positive streptococcal test, especially for OCD and tic disorders
DCS shows a small augmentation effect on exposure-based therapy.
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.
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