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2012-07-13 23:01:54

Bridges to Recovery, a psychiatric residential treatment clinic with three locations in Southern California, now offers psychological testing as part of their ongoing efforts to identify and treat the underlying causes of our patient's anxiety and depression. Pacific Palisades, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Bridges to Recovery, a psychiatric residential treatment clinic with three locations in Southern California, now offers psychological testing as part of their ongoing efforts to identify and...

2011-08-17 06:39:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--It is not uncommon for people to express concern when it comes to the symptoms of plastic surgery, but a new Belgium study may make people even more cautious. According to this new study, one third of plastic surgery patients have at least moderate symptoms of a mental disorder making them preoccupied with imagined or slight defects in appearance, also referred to as Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD. This is a condition in which a person has an unnatural preoccupation with...

2011-01-18 08:37:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OCD affects approximately 2 percent of the population. Left untreated, the symptoms of OCD intensify and can disrupt every aspect of daily life. Eventually, OCD makes it impossible to lead a normal life. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/CG64058LOGO) "This is an extremely serious disorder," said Ken Littlefield, PsyD, psychologist at the OCD program at Remuda Ranch. "Individuals with OCD face significant impairment in functioning...

2011-01-10 14:57:56

A new study by Brown University psychiatrists finds evidence that given enough time, patients with body dysmorphic disorder frequently recover and rarely relapse. The surprisingly high rate may be related to patients in prior studies having had especially severe cases of the disease. In the longest-term study so far to track people with body dysmorphic disorder, a severe mental illness in which sufferers obsess over nonexistent or slight defects in their physical appearance, researchers at...

2010-08-11 14:44:32

New study examines commonly requested procedures and the impact on BDD symptoms A new study finds that while many who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seek cosmetic procedures, only two percent of procedures actually reduced the severity of BDD. Despite this poor long-term outcome, physicians continue to provide requested surgeries to people suffering from BDD. The study was recently published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. Katharine A. Phillips, MD, is the director of the body image...

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2010-05-26 06:25:00

Psychiatrists are considering whether or not people suffering from a condition where they believe they smell bad should have its own entry in a popular medical reference assessing mental disorders. Persons suffering from olfactory reference syndrome -- a false belief that you smell bad -- have become so serious that psychiatrists are debating if it should be listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. "I think it's a very secret and hidden disorder, because these...

2010-02-22 09:47:00

PHOENIX, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 21 - 27, 2010, Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com) has sponsored the PG-13 version of the award-winning film, America The Beautiful (http://www.americathebeautifuldoc.com). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090604/CG27861LOGO) America The Beautiful is a feature length documentary about the beauty industry directed by Darryl...

2010-02-02 08:24:11

In people with body dysmorphic disorder, distorted self-image could be the result of the brain's abnormal processing of visual input Everyone checks themselves in the mirror now and then, but that experience can be horrifying for individuals suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, a psychiatric condition that causes them to believe, wrongly, that they appear disfigured and ugly. These people tend to fixate on minute details "” every tiny blemish looms huge "” rather than...

2010-02-01 18:20:21

Brain scans reveal differences in the way the brains of individuals with body dysmorphic disorder"”a psychiatric condition that causes patients to believe they appear disfigured and ugly"”respond to images of their own faces, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) affects approximately 1 percent to 2 percent of the population, according to background information in the...

2009-09-30 13:09:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research center exploring the science underlying a potential new treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder has been established at the University of Rochester Medical Center, thanks to a $10.5 million award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Rochester will serve as the hub of a five-year collaborative effort that includes six institutions around the nation and in Puerto Rico. The prestigious Silvio O. Conte Center...


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