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.
In more than 50% of Parkinson's patients, impulse control disorders are present.
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.
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.
The behaviors associated with body dysmorphic disorder diminish quality of life and create tremendous interference.
Preemies may possess elevated levels of characteristics that put them at risk for peer victimization, including more anxiety and depression.
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