Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

2008-07-27 18:00:18

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A DISORDER? According to Dr Pauc, disorders tend to fall into five areas . . . dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention-deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette's syndrome and autism. He said: "If you're really struggling to read, then you could have dyslexia.

2008-07-21 07:18:53

Researchers at Cambridge University in Britain have found that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as their close relatives, show less activity in a particular part of their brain compared to those without the condition.

2008-06-16 12:00:11

The majority of newly diagnosed patients who are prescribed medications for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) receive inadequate dose and/or duration of drug treatment, according to a study conducted by BioMedEcon, a leading provider of health economics and outcomes research.

2008-05-28 00:00:00

A New York researcher has pinpointed for the first time brain regions in children with autism linked to "ritualistic repetitive behavior," the insatiable desire to rock back and forth for hours or tirelessly march in place.

2008-04-12 06:00:00

Researchers say an old drug could transform the way doctors treat a range of psychiatric ailments, including anxiety, phobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It could also help alleviate addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and chronic pain.

2007-05-11 06:00:28

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Rick Shocket sits on the floor of his Cary, N.C., bedroom, absorbed in building his latest Lego Bionicles creature. His concentration is interrupted by soft, hiccuplike squeaks that periodically escape his throat _ the only hint that he is anything other than a typical 9-year-old boy.

2007-03-15 09:01:16

By Mike Snyder, Houston Chronicle Mar. 15--Elizabeth McIngvale knew something was up when her sister stayed home from school and her entire family gathered for breakfast one morning five years ago. "We never do that," McIngvale, 20, recalled.

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.

2006-06-26 14:35:00

Women who smoke during pregnancy appear to have a very strong risk of having a child with severe symptoms of Tourette's syndrome and the risk of having obsessive-compulsive disorder is also increased in these children.

2005-11-14 10:57:52

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish pharmaceutical group Lundbeck said on Monday that two Phase III studies had shown its anti-depressant Cipralex to be effective in treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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