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Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

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...

2009-01-15 15:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, February 3, 2009, legendary folk icon, Judy Collins, will perform live at The Fifth Annual Beyond Beauty Gala to benefit The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation, an organization dedicated to genetic research and awareness for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Hosted by television and radio personality, Leeza Gibbons, the evening's event will be held at The Union League Club in New York City and will honor Heidi Manheimer, Chief Executive Officer...

2009-01-05 21:03:20

U.S. researchers suggest brain scans may help predict how anxiety disorders patients react to drug therapy. Hopefully we'll be able to use that eventually to determine what kind of treatment to provide to people, lead author Jack Nitschke, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health said in a statement. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine patients with generalized anxiety disorder and...

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2009-01-03 08:00:00

A new Italian study finds that anxiety, depression and certain other mental health conditions are more prevalent among infertile couples than those who are not infertile. The small study, led by Dr. Chiara Sbaragli of the University of Siena School of Medicine in Italy, suggests that mental health screenings might be beneficial to those being treated for infertility, researchers say. Although most of the 81 infertile couples involved in the study did not experience any of the psychiatric...

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2009-01-02 10:45:00

A network of emotion-regulating brain regions implicated in the pathological worry that can grip patients with anxiety disorders may also be useful for predicting the benefits of treatment. A new study appearing online Jan. 2 reports that high levels of brain activity in an emotional center called the amygdala reflect patients' hypersensitivity to anticipation of adverse events. At the same time, high activity in a regulatory region known as the anterior cingulate cortex is associated with a...

2008-11-17 09:45:11

A brain procedure that has been used to treat Parkinson's disease patients since the 1980s also shows promise for patients with severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). To evaluate the usefulness of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of OCD, researchers selected sixteen patients with severe OCD and treated them with the procedure. After three months of active stimulation, seven out of 10 patients saw 25 percent of their symptoms disappear as measured by the Yale-Brown Obsessive...

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2008-10-31 08:30:00

The most common psychiatric illnesses in children are successfully treated with a popular antidepressant and months of psychotherapy, according to researchers. The study found the drug sertraline, available as a generic and under the brand name Zoloft, worked best when combined with therapy. Dr. John Walkup, lead author of the government-funded research, said each method alone also had big benefits. The study, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, was scheduled for...

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....

2008-08-21 15:00:43

SEBAGO - The OCD (Obsessive Comedy Disorder) will present three episodes of "The Three Aliens Interactive Radio Show" Friday, Aug. 22, at Schoolhouse Arts Center. "The Moons of Altair, Episodes 1, 2, and 3," written and directed by Keith Halliburton, will be taped before a live audience that day for future airings on WJZF-Standish (97.1 FM). The family show revolves around the antics and adventures of three aliens as they are captured by pirates and discover the amazing uses of the...