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Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

2013-09-06 23:02:44

Hoarding cleanup experts Address Our Mess have published their latest official guide in an ongoing series geared towards educating the general public on the mental condition known as hoarding. Their latest publication delves into the condition itself, allowing anyone affected by the debilitating illness to acquire a richer understanding of how to overcome its struggles. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 In a society that is heavily influenced by pop culture popularity, shock...

2013-09-06 23:02:31

Beyond OCD hires its first Chief Advancement Officer and creates Young Professional Board of Directors to increase awareness for an often misunderstood disorder. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Ken Wexler, Acting President of the Board of Beyond OCD, announced that the organization has hired its first development professional. Sally A. Ruecking has accepted the position of Chief Advancement Officer to take the 20-year-old organization to the next level. A veteran of non-profit...

Zoology Methods Help Understand OCD And Schizo-OCD Patients
2013-09-04 19:25:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Tel Aviv University researchers are using zoological methods to determine the difference between obsession and delusion. Scientists recorded patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and "schizo-OCD" as they performed tasks. Schizo-OCD is a mental disorder that combines symptoms of schizophrenia with OCD. The researchers were able to identify similarities and differences between the two disorders. The team used zoological...

2013-07-30 23:29:28

According to Dr. Francine Rosenberg, many patients often struggle with the decision of which OCD treatment options to pursue. A new study published online in April 2013 in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry has the potential to open avenues to new understanding and treatment of OCD in people. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects about 2 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health....

2013-07-25 23:20:23

The mental health facility UBH Denton comments on recent trends in new moms and OCD studies. Denton, Texas (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 The psychiatric hospital UBH Denton responds to a current article in Scientific American suggesting that new moms may experience OCD symptoms. The article notes that the occasional life changes such as having a new baby, moving across country or developing a serious injury can “precipitate a mental disorder. The problem is compounded because people often...

2013-07-17 23:24:39

New book follows the practical guide to overcoming conditions such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks and other anxiety-related phobias. Palmerston North, New Zealand (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 For fifteen years, author Shaun Grant suffered from general anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, and agoraphobia. Today, he is completely healed. How did he do it? His new publication, Attack Panic, reveals his secret in overcoming anxiety conditions. Helping others to heal is the greatest gift that he...

2013-07-17 16:27:24

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogers Memorial Hospital will be represented at the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) 20th Annual OCD Conference, which takes place July 19-21, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. Among the specialists participating will be Bradley C. Riemann, Ph.D., clinical director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Center and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Services; Stephanie Eken, M.D., FAAP, medical director of the Child Center; and David M....

2013-07-16 16:25:14

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradley C. Riemann, Ph.D., clinical director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Center and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, will be among international leaders reviewing state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral therapy at the 7th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT). This year's congress is scheduled for July 22-25 in Lima, Peru. (Photo:...

2013-07-15 20:22:25

ATLANTA, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years after the first conference was held in Bloomington, Minnesota, the Annual OCD Conference has become an international event, bringing together mental health experts from around the world, and individuals with OCD and their family members, to discuss the most recent findings related to the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. This year, over 1,100 people are expected to attend the 20th...

2013-06-27 23:48:44

Beyond OCD Director Andrea Kayne Kaufman will speak at the next OCD Live Forum on July 17, 2013 in Chicago. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Kenneth A. Wexler, acting president of Beyond OCD, announced that Andrea Kayne Kaufman will present “OCD in Fiction, Life and Love” at the organization’s upcoming OCD Live Forum on Wednesday, July 17. Ms. Kaufman is an education professor, a mediator, and an award-winning author. Her novel, Oxford Messed Up, was hailed by mental health...