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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...

2011-03-14 06:35:00

POINT RICHMOND, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) today announced the first patient has been enrolled in a Phase 2 clinical study to evaluate TO-2061 as an adjunctive treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients who have responded inadequately to currently approved treatments. OCD affects 1 to 2 percent of the United States adult population and can significantly impair the lives of patients and their families....

2011-02-18 13:01:49

For patients most severely afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder, electrical stimulation of a brain network can rebalance their emotional state, helping them respond to conventional therapy when it never worked before. New long-term results show that patients' improvements remain if the treatment continues. But, as with other OCD treatments, DBS is not a cure and can have side effects. When obsessive-compulsive disorder is of crippling severity and drugs and behavior therapy can't...

2010-10-14 13:49:37

Findings could help guide clinical treatment decisions New research from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center may help clinicians better predict how a child with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) will respond to some of the most commonly used treatment approaches. The findings, published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, could help guide important clinical decisions about the best intervention for children with this...

2009-07-14 10:04:00

TOLOCHENAZ, Switzerland, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - CE Mark Approval for Medtronic's Reclaim(R) DBS Therapy for Treatment of Chronic, Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Medtronic today announced that Reclaim(R) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy has received CE (Conformite Europeene) Mark approval for the treatment of chronic, severe treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).* This is the first time that a deep brain stimulation therapy has gained...

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2009-02-22 15:05:00

Medtronic Inc.'s implantable deep brain stimulator has been approved by U.S. health officials to help treat patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorders.Thursday, the Reclaim DBS Therapy device's new use was cleared under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's humanitarian device exemption policy.  The company said that the treatment is already used for Parkinson's disease, tremors and dystonia.The humanitarian device exemption policy enables the development of medical devices...

2008-11-17 09:45:11

A brain procedure that has been used to treat Parkinson's disease patients since the 1980s also shows promise for patients with severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). To evaluate the usefulness of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of OCD, researchers selected sixteen patients with severe OCD and treated them with the procedure. After three months of active stimulation, seven out of 10 patients saw 25 percent of their symptoms disappear as measured by the Yale-Brown Obsessive...


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