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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...

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...

2011-12-01 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...

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....


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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