Skin-picking disorder (SPD) is characterized by the excessive and repetitive manipulation of one's own skin resulting in tissue damage and impaired social functioning. There are only a few studies with small sample sizes that examined possible brain abnormalities in SPD, which is classified as a syndrome related to obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD).
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Christiana Bratiotis, Sheila R. Woody
Authors: Moritz S, Bernardini J, Lion D Abstract Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and major depression disorder (MDD) are underdiagnosed and undertreated mental disorders. Prior studies have verified the efficacy of the self-help manual My Metacognitive Training (myMCT) for patients with primary OCD. As depression and OCD share a number of (meta)cognitive biases and dysfunctional coping strategies, we examined the efficacy of myMCT in a mixed patient sample with OCD and/or depression. A total of 80 Italian-speaking individuals with symptoms of OCD and/or depression were randomized to either myMCT or to a waitlis...
Authors: Varshney P, Ganjekar S PMID: 31706227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Pontone GM PMID: 31706637 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: KY shows promise as an add-on option for OCD patients unresponsive to first line therapies. Future studies will establish KY’s relative efficacy compared to Exposure and Response Prevention and/or medications, and the most effective treatment schedule.Clinical Trial Registration:www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT01833442.
In this study, patients who failed pharmacotherapy underwent individually tailored provocations just prior to each stimulation session, in the attempt to activate the relevant circuitry and making it labile to change. The procedure that was developed reliably evoked moderate intensity symptoms, making it effective on the one hand and mild enough to allow the patient to continue with the dTMS session on the other. This methodology article describes in a detailed step wise fashion how to evaluate the patient’s specific symptoms and design the individualized provocations. Additionally, the article explains how to instru...
AbstractLittle is known about the role of mindfulness and self-compassion in obsessive-compulsive disorder. This cross-sectional study examined associations of mindfulness and self-compassion with obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and with the obsessive beliefs and low distress tolerance thought to maintain them. Samples of treatment-seeking adults (N = 1871) and non-treatment-seeking adults (N = 540) completed mindfulness, self-compassion, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive beliefs and distress tolerance questionnaires. Participants with clinically significan...
CONCLUSION: Evaluating OCS and depression is recommended during the early phase of ACS. Treatment for OCS may improve the long-term cardiac outcomes of patients with ACS. PMID: 31684712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: October 2019Source: Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Volume 23Author(s):
Condition: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Intervention: Other: Psychotherapy Sponsor: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Not yet recruiting