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2012-03-24 04:50:25

NIH immune-based treatment study underway Criteria for a broadened syndrome of acute onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been proposed by a National Institutes of Health scientist and her colleagues. The syndrome, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), includes children and teens that suddenly develop on-again/off-again OCD symptoms or abnormal eating behaviors, along with other psychiatric symptoms — without any known cause. PANS expands on Pediatric...

2011-09-08 14:49:38

This study has been published in the journal Pediatric Neurology Experts have confirmed it: tics are not a rare or uncommon disorder. It is the second study to be conducted in Spain to date, and the first of great importance, revealing that the prevalence of these motor disorders in the child population is 16.86%. The incidence is greater in boys than girls, and they tend to disappear or reduce with age. "Tics are a very common disorder," explains Esther Cubo, researcher from the...

2011-04-18 08:00:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat tics in patients with Tourette syndrome may be as effective as using medication in certain cases. Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by motor and vocal tics that worsen during childhood and peak around age 11. It affects up to 3 percent of school-age children and can persist into adulthood. For the study, the research team looked at one group of 10 adults with Tourette syndrome...

2011-04-14 12:38:12

A new study shows the neurophysiological impacts of psychotherapy The use of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat tics in Tourette syndrome may be as effective as and even superior to medication in certain cases. According to a new study published in a special edition of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy by researchers from the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital affiliated with Universit© de Montr©al, it was observed that therapy has an...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have identified specific brain networks associated with Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition characterized by chronic motor and vocal tics. The findings, published in Neurology, suggest that a brain scan to identify abnormal metabolic brain networks could be used to diagnose Tourette syndrome and possibly to test medicines to see if they correct these abnormal pathways. Manhasset, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 26, 2011 Scientists at The...

2011-03-24 20:32:26

Children with Tourette syndrome could benefit from behavioural therapy to reduce their symptoms, according to a new brain imaging study. Researchers at The University of Nottingham discovered that the brains of children with Tourette syndrome (TS) develop in a unique way "” which could suggest new methods of treating the condition. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, found that many children with TS experience a 'reorganisation' of the brain structure in their teens, as...

2011-03-24 20:30:36

Contrary to intuition, people who suffer from the motor and vocal tics characteristic of Tourette syndrome actually perform behavioral tests of cognitive motor control more accurately and quickly than their typically developing peers do. According to evidence reported online on March 24 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that enhanced control arises from structural and functional changes in the brain that likely come about from the need to constantly suppress tics. "The motor...

2010-09-10 14:13:30

Pediatric-onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's disorder (TD) share similarities in their underlying genetic and environmental factors, psychiatric features, and treatment methods. Advances in understanding the neurobiological basis of these disorders and discovering new and more effective therapies are highlighted in a special issue on OCD and TD in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.