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Latest Obsessive–compulsive disorder Stories

2011-09-20 22:35:48

Children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who were receiving some benefit from treatment with medication had a significantly greater reduction in OCD symptoms with the addition of cognitive behavior therapy, according to a study in the September 21 issue of JAMA. "Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects up to 1 in 50 people, is evident across development, and is associated with substantial dysfunction and psychiatric comorbidity. Randomized controlled trial findings support...

2011-08-31 11:00:00

Students With OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel Provides Awareness and Education for School Personnel, Parents and Mental Health Professionals Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Now available, Students With OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel by Dr. Gail Adams is the definitive resource on obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, in students. The first of its kind, this comprehensive guide focuses on the disorder in the school setting, and provides teachers, mental health professionals...

2011-07-11 00:00:29

OCD Chicago, the leading provider of consumer resources to help sufferers cope with and conquer OCD, announces the publication of Dr. Gail Adams' new book, "Students with OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel." Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 10, 2011 Gail Adams, Ed.D., an esteemed member of OCD Chicago's Scientific Advisory Board ("SAB"), has published "Students with OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel," the definitive resource on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in the school environment....

2011-06-18 00:01:06

OCD Chicago, the leading provider of consumer resources to help sufferers cope with and conquer OCD, announces the third anniversary of its popular and only free support group in Chicago. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2011 OCD Chicago, a nonprofit mental health organization supporting the informational and emotional needs of OCD sufferers and their families, announces the third anniversary of its popular OCD Support Group. Hundreds of individuals with OCD have attended the only free OCD...

2011-05-23 14:53:35

Study shows that compulsions lead to obsessions, and not the other way around New scientific evidence challenges a popular conception that behaviours such as repetitive hand-washing, characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), are carried out in response to disturbing obsessive fears. The study, conducted at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, found that in the case of OCD the behaviours themselves (the compulsions) might be the precursors...

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2011-05-20 06:05:00

A new study found that out of every 25 teens, at least one has "problematic Internet use," and brings in the question: What came first? The chicken or the egg: are teens online because they are depressed or are they depressed because they're spending too much time online? "It's really hard to explain the link," Dr. Aboujaoude, a Stanford researcher and author of the book "Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality", tells Reuters Health. The answer to the chicken or the egg...

2011-05-17 00:00:28

HairLoss.com, the world's most comprehensive website providing unbiased consumer information about hair loss and its treatment, has released the third animated video in their "True Beauty" series. The latest video release concerns Trichotillomania (TTM), or "Trich", a disorder whereby one compulsively pulls out one's own hair. "True Beauty" offers a message of hope to young women suffering from the hair pulling disorder, challenging them improve their overall health and perform simple acts...

2011-05-10 11:07:00

DETROIT, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A landmark study by scientists at Wayne State University published in the May 6, 2011, issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, the most prestigious journal in the field, has revealed a new way to distinguish children with major depressive disorder (MDD) from not only normal children, but also from children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). MDD is a common, debilitating disease prevalent in childhood and adolescence. Examination of...

2011-05-03 00:00:40

Jeanne Ettelson, president of OCD Chicago, announced that Dr. Shana Doronn has joined other prominent mental health professionals as a member of OCD Chicago's Scientific Advisory Board. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 01, 2011 Dr. Shanna Doronn joins OCD Chicago's Scientific Advisory Board ("SAB") which provides guidance to OCD Chicago on medical and treatment matters and serves as an informal speakers bureau. Dr. Doronn specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other...

2011-04-18 08:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Certain brain processes happen in the blink of an eye - and even faster - which has made pinpointing these events virtually impossible. The advent of magnetoencephalography (MEG) changed all that, enabling researchers to capture brain electrical activity measured in milliseconds, and offering the potential to reveal the nature of innumerable brain disorders and diseases. Swinburne University of Technology is set to join the global MEG...