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2010-10-07 08:36:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- OCD is often a topic made light of in casual conversations and on popular TV shows like "Monk". But the fact is OCD is a serious disorder and individuals with OCD face significant impairment in functioning and quality of life. Families with loved ones suffering from OCD often feel the burden as well. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/CG64058LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100914/CG64058LOGO) "Many individuals with OCD...

2010-04-29 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain where people experience obsessive thoughts, images, ideas or impulses - and they can't get past them. The day-to-day existence for severe OCD sufferers is dire. Untreated, they lead lives of self-punishment, fear and isolation that can result in job loss, broken families, bankruptcy and in some cases death. "The OCD Project" challenges six severe OCD sufferers to face their fears in a...

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2009-08-08 11:25:00

This week marks the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation's annual weekend conference, an event where speakers and seminars offer support to those living with OCD, The Associated Press reported.Ashley Bystrom had a paralyzing fear of germs and said she always attends the conference because she enjoys meeting other kids and learning about what types of OCD they have and telling them about how she overcame hers.When she was 6, Ashley began wearing slippers every time she stepped out of the shower and...

2009-06-19 18:11:23

For a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder, soothing anxiety or helping with OCD behaviors could lead to more severe symptoms, U.S. researchers said. University of Florida researchers said often parents of children with OCD will help their children complete rituals related to their obsessions and compulsions, or reassuring a child that his or her hands are clean, or buying objects that make the child feel safe. Parents do that because that is what a parent whose child doesn't have OCD...

2009-06-09 09:54:05

 The genetic factors that cause increased sleep problems during times of stress seem to be the same as those that make people with intrusive and ruminative thoughts have a higher prevalence of insomnia, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday, June 9, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.Results indicate that sleep reactivity to stress mediates the genetic relationship between ruminative thoughts (unwanted...

2009-04-21 21:48:18

School-age children who witness violence in urban communities show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, U.S. researcher say. Dr. Shakira Franco Suglia of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and her team lead by Dr. Rosalind J. Wright from Brigham and Women's Hospital said that because these children are not diagnosed with PTSD, these abnormal physiological symptoms are unlikely to be picked up by their doctors. Suglia and colleagues examined the impact of exposure to...

2008-09-02 12:00:34

BioMedEcon Group, a leading provider of health economics and outcomes research, presented findings of a unique nine-year retrospective claims analysis that compared the per-patient, median healthcare costs of newly-diagnosed patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to matched patients with depression. The study, supported by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) 21st Congress on Sept. 1 in Barcelona, Spain....

2006-08-10 10:27:33

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study suggests that behavioral therapy plus medication is the most effective approach to treating trichotillomania, a psychiatric disorder characterized by obsessive hair pulling. "The ultimate take-home message is that the combination is better than either one alone," Dr. Darin D. Dougherty of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health. Trichotillomania is related to obsessive-compulsive...

2005-07-13 15:53:04

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People suffering with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who do not respond adequately to antidepressant therapy may benefit from the addition of an antipsychotic agent, results of a study hint. While antidepressants are commonly used to treat OCD, approximately half of patients do not respond to these drugs when used alone, study investigators explain in a report in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Dr. Xiaohua Li, from the University of Alabama at...


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