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.

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.

Atypical Symptom Presentations in Pediatric OCD

Atypical Symptom Presentations in Pediatric OCD

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Unexpected presentations of OCD can put children at risk of receiving diagnoses or treatments that do not address their underlying obsessions.

Preschooler's Perfectionism May Predict OCD in Adolescence

Preschooler's Perfectionism May Predict OCD in Adolescence

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.

OCD Associated With Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health Comorbidities

OCD Associated With Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health Comorbidities

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

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.

The Psychology of Hoarding Disorder: Approaches for Treatment

The Psychology of Hoarding Disorder: Approaches for Treatment

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While pharmacotherapy research has revealed some promising findings, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the gold standard for treating hoarding disorder.

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.

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.

Predicting Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric OCD

Predicting Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric OCD

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Family history of OCD and the presence of tics may be important considerations for initial choice of treatment.

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.

Impulse Control Disorders May Be Associated With Dopamine Agonist Treatment

Impulse Control Disorders May Be Associated With Dopamine Agonist Treatment

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In more than 50% of Parkinson's patients, impulse control disorders are present.

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.

OCD, Mental Disorder Risk Increase with Streptococcal Throat Infection

OCD, Mental Disorder Risk Increase with Streptococcal Throat Infection

The risk of any mental disorder was increased for individuals with a positive streptococcal test, especially for OCD and tic disorders

Anxiety, OCD, PTSD Benefit From CBT Plus Agonist

Anxiety, OCD, PTSD Benefit From CBT Plus Agonist

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DCS shows a small augmentation effect on exposure-based therapy.

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.

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