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2012-06-20 10:23:24

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than two dozen staff members from the clinical teams at Rogers Memorial Hospital are slated to participate in the 19th Annual International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) Conference on July 27-29, 2012 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The only national meeting focused solely on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and obsessive compulsive related disorders, the IOCDF Conference features presentations, workshops, seminars and...

2012-05-27 23:02:38

Susan A. Richman, Esq., a co-founder of Beyond OCD, is a featured speaker at a Chicago area mental health conference on anxiety disorders. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Beyond OCD, the leading provider of consumer-friendly resources designed to help people cope with and ultimately get beyond Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), announced that Susan A. Richman, Esq., its co-founder, will speak at an upcoming conference. The June 3 conference, “Managing...

2012-04-10 13:51:54

A new study from Case Western Reserve University finds mothers tend to be more critical of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder than they are of other children in the family. And, that parental criticism is linked to poorer outcomes for the child after treatment. Parent criticism has been associated with child anxiety in the past, however, researchers wanted to find out if this is a characteristic of the parent or something specific to the relationship between the anxious child and...

2012-03-27 02:24:08

OXFORD, England, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An international forum for communication and collaboration across clinical and academic fields concerned with obsessive-compulsive disorders Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new quarterly journal, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. The first...

2012-02-16 13:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Caroline Pieper-Vogt, President of the Scent Marketing Institute was honored at the 8th Annual Beyond Beauty gala hosted by The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation at the Union League in New York City. Caroline Pieper-Vogt, an authority in the beauty industry for over 25 years, knows firsthand that raising awareness is the only way to increase resources and, ultimately, speed the process of finding a cure for any ailment. At an early age, her son was...

2011-12-27 11:50:22

Adult onset could be connected to oral and tactile sensitivities in childhood, TAU research finds In childhood, rituals like regular schedules for meal, bath, and bed times are a healthy part of behavioral development. But combined with oral and tactile sensitivities, such as discomfort at the dentist or irritation caused by specific fabrics, these rituals could be an early warning sign of adult Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). According to Prof. Reuven Dar of Tel Aviv University's...

2011-12-14 07:45:00

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul A. Mueller, CAPSW, chief operating officer of Rogers Memorial Hospital, has joined the board of directors of the International OCD Foundation, the foremost resource for obsessive-compulsive disorder and related illnesses. "It's an honor to be part of this board and part of the OCD treatment community," said Mueller. "Being part of this collaboration with some of the world's most eminent OCD treatment providers is something that...

2011-12-01 19:04:41

About two percent of all children suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which consists of obsessive thoughts and acts. Obsessive thoughts are intrusive thoughts such as fear or contamination, injury or violent notions that are perceived to be pointless or distressing. Obsessive acts are ritualized acts that have to be repeated frequently, such as washing one's hands, asking questions, counting, touching, checking or collecting. Without treatment, OCD often has serious consequences,...

2011-09-22 12:13:39

A healthy dose of repetitive behavior reduces anxiety, says a TAU researcher What do a patient with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a basketball star, and an animal in captivity have in common? According to new research from Tel Aviv University, they share a clear behavioral link that reduces stress. In a new study, Prof. David Eilam and his graduate student Hila Keren of TAU's Department of Zoology at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences found that repetitive behavior in...

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...