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Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

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...

2009-06-02 08:11:28

 A new multi-center study, conducted at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in collaboration with five other centers throughout the country, tested the commonly prescribed antidepressant citalopram and found that it was no more effective than placebo in altering obsessive features of the condition "“ the spinning, rocking and repetitive behavior.Like everything in medicine, the use of antidepressants in children with autism spectrum disorder took off before there was...

2009-06-02 07:57:51

Citalopram, a medication commonly prescribed to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was no more effective than a placebo at reducing repetitive behaviors, according to researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and other NIH institutes. The study was published in the June 2009 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry."Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders face an enormous number of treatment options, not all of which are research-based," said...

2009-06-02 07:51:23

New information may change treatment protocols for children with autism spectrum disordersCitalopram (Celexa), a medication commonly prescribed to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was no more effective than a placebo at reducing repetitive behaviors, according to a multi-site clinical trial guided by lead author Bryan H. King, MD, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Seattle Children's Hospital and professor and vice chair of psychiatry at the University of Washington...

2009-06-01 16:47:48

The antidepressant citalopram does not appear to reduce the occurrence of repetitive behaviors in children and teens with autism spectrum disorders, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any drugs to treat the core symptoms of autism and related disorders, medications are increasingly being used in this population, according to background information in the...

2009-05-21 08:00:00

Safety and Efficacy Study of Zolpidem Tartrate Sublingual Tablet in Treating Middle-of-the-Night Awakening on an As-Needed Basis Evaluation of Ondansetron Augmentation in the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder RICHMOND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary products that address important therapeutic needs in the field of neuroscience,...

2009-04-30 08:00:00

Faculty from the University of Michigan, University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto key collaborators in study DETROIT, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wayne State University medical researchers recently discovered a chemical that plays a major role in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). David Rosenberg, M.D., the Miriam L. Hamburger Endowed Chair of Child Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at Wayne State, collaborated with...

2009-04-28 06:50:00

Seek Free Screening During National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, May 3-9, 2009 NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year more than 40 million Americans will suffer from an anxiety disorder and more than 20 million Americans will suffer with a depressive illness. The most common signs of anxiety and depression include feelings of being down or blue, phobias, uncontrollable worrying, poor concentration, loss of pleasure, sleeping problems, panic attacks, unexplainable aches, pains...

2009-03-30 08:37:00

Patients Who Suffer From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Related "Scrupulosity" Successfully Treated at Remuda Ranch's Anxiety Program PHOENIX, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and some of those people suffer from an often misunderstood form of OCD called scrupulosity -- an excessive concern with sin that goes well beyond the norm for an individual's religious group. "As research and understanding of OCD increased, the term...

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2009-02-22 15:05:00

Medtronic Inc.'s implantable deep brain stimulator has been approved by U.S. health officials to help treat patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorders.Thursday, the Reclaim DBS Therapy device's new use was cleared under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's humanitarian device exemption policy.  The company said that the treatment is already used for Parkinson's disease, tremors and dystonia.The humanitarian device exemption policy enables the development of medical devices...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.