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2012-03-24 04:50:25

NIH immune-based treatment study underway Criteria for a broadened syndrome of acute onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been proposed by a National Institutes of Health scientist and her colleagues. The syndrome, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), includes children and teens that suddenly develop on-again/off-again OCD symptoms or abnormal eating behaviors, along with other psychiatric symptoms — without any known cause. PANS expands on Pediatric...

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....

2010-09-10 14:13:30

Pediatric-onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's disorder (TD) share similarities in their underlying genetic and environmental factors, psychiatric features, and treatment methods. Advances in understanding the neurobiological basis of these disorders and discovering new and more effective therapies are highlighted in a special issue on OCD and TD in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

2010-04-09 12:12:32

PANDAS is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections. This diagnosis was created when clinicians observed that following streptococcal infections, which include strep throat, scarlet fever, and impetigo, children developed tics and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In a new longitudinal study appearing in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, researchers identified new infections in children and...

2009-11-05 05:00:00

The Autism Research Institute calls for further investigations into the use of chelation therapy for individuals with autism SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two studies published by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in the October issue of BMC Clinical Pharmacology investigated the use of oral dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), a prescription medicine approved by the FDA for treating lead poisoning, and used off-label in these studies for treating heavy metal toxicity...

2009-08-13 11:01:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Back in Florida for a second year in a row, The National Autism Conference (NAC), hosted by the National Autism Association, will bring together top experts to share the latest trends, topics, treatments and therapies surrounding the fastest growing neurodevelopmental disorder in the country. This year, presenters will cover everything from cutting-edge research to biomedical treatments, dietary interventions, therapies, apraxia,...

2008-07-10 00:00:28

By Carla K. Johnson CHICAGO - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism - a theory never proved and rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasn't been in childhood vaccines since 2001, except for certain flu shots....

2008-07-09 09:00:04

By CARLA K JOHNSON By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press CHICAGO Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move that some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism - a theory never proved and one rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasn't been in...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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