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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...

2009-02-19 12:18:04

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a humanitarian exemption for the first implantable device to treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. The FDA said the Reclaim DBS Therapy device, manufactured by Medtronic Inc., delivers intermittent electrical therapy deep within the brain to suppress the symptoms associated with severe OCD. The device is intended to treat patients for whom more conservative therapies, such as medication and psychotherapy, aren't working. The Reclaim...

2009-02-03 12:50:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Union League Club in New York City is expecting a beautiful audience tonight of cosmetic industry executives and powerful magazine publishers at The Fifth Annual Beyond Beauty Gala, honoring Heidi Manheimer, Chief Executive Officer for Shiseido Cosmetics America, and Lesley Jane Seymour, Editor-in-Chief of More Magazine. Founded by Linda Marshall, President, Elysee Scientific Cosmetics, in memory of her son, the Beyond Beauty Gala benefits The James E....

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2009-01-28 08:47:47

TAU research discovers how to treat OCD by observing bears, gazelles and rats Almost three percent of all Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). But when do you cross the line between a neurotic compulsion to check your email every five minutes and mental illness? According to new Tel Aviv University research, the best way to understand and effectively treat OCD is to look at ourselves as though we're animals in a zoo. "We've developed a program that allows us to videotape...


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