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2011-02-18 13:01:49

For patients most severely afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder, electrical stimulation of a brain network can rebalance their emotional state, helping them respond to conventional therapy when it never worked before. New long-term results show that patients' improvements remain if the treatment continues. But, as with other OCD treatments, DBS is not a cure and can have side effects. When obsessive-compulsive disorder is of crippling severity and drugs and behavior therapy can't...

2010-10-08 02:09:20

A study has detected a correlation between childhood adversity and exaggerated inflammatory response to stress among seemingly healthy people. It may shed light on risk for depression, other illnesses later in life. Seemingly healthy adults, if they were abused or neglected during childhood, may suffer physiological consequences decades later. In research published online last week by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology,  a team led by psychiatrists at Brown University and Butler...

2009-12-09 10:53:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a new study on immune-based treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), which was conducted at 30 sites around the country, will be published in the December 15 issue of Neurology®. Lead author, Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS, director of the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, says that this 18-month phase two study...

2009-11-21 09:38:07

Researchers from Brown University and Butler Hospital have determined that children who suffer physical or emotional abuse may be faced with accelerated cellular aging as adults. The findings are published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry. A print version of the articled is also expected. Children who suffer physical or emotional abuse may be faced with accelerated cellular aging as adults, according to new research from Butler Hospital and Brown University. The findings, which are...

2009-10-05 10:23:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I., is leading a clinical study evaluating the effectiveness and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Benjamin D. Greenberg, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Butler Hospital and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is the lead investigator. He noted, "In the most severe cases, OCD causes profound impairment in work and social life, as well as...


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