Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

A new type of therapy using feces and fake rubber hands may be able to help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) overcome their fears of touching contaminated surfaces, according to new research.
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Authors: Eichholz A, Schwartz C, Meule A, Heese J, Neumüller J, Voderholzer U Abstract Lack of self-compassion and deficits in emotion regulation are associated with various psychopathological symptoms and may play a role in the development and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, further empirical research is still needed to better understand these constructs in the context of this disorder. The present study investigated the relation between self-compassion, emotion regulation difficulties, obsessive beliefs, and obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in 90 OCD patients using self-repo...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to examine the lifetime prevalence of OCD, the strength of the association of OCD with comorbid BDS and the role of comorbidity of OCD with BDS in the impairment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in an Italian community survey.Methods: The study is a community survey. The sample (N = 2,267; women: 55.3%) was randomly selected after stratification by sex and four age groups from the municipal records of the adult population of one urban, one suburban, and at least one rural area in six Italian regions. Physicians using a semi-structured interview (Advanced Tools and Neuropsychiatric A...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Major Depressive disorder (MDD) is the most common comorbidity with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); more than 50% of OCD patients meet lifetime criteria for MDD or dysthymia[1]. Depression can significantly worsen OCD treatment outcomes[2] and elevate the risk for suicide[3]. While the multi-center-tested and FDA indicated deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) treatment for OCD uses the H7 coil, to target dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (dmPFC) and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)[4], the treatment for MDD uses the H1 coil to target the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) bilaterally with preference to the left[5].
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Fear has been assigned a central role in models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but empirical investigations into the emotions that underpin OCD symptoms are few, especially in pediatric samples. Using validated, clinician-led structured interviews...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2020Source: Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Steffen Moritz, Katharina Müller, Stella Schmotz
Source: Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by the presence of multiple tics. In addition to common behavioral co-morbidities such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder, patients with T...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
These days, we all have to accept the anxiety inherent in living in the time of the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19. If there was a way to dispel all anxious feelings, I’d tell you, but there isn’t. The one exception might be someone who could summon such a degree of denial that they carry on as if everything was normal. And that, as I’m sure you can see, would prove to be very, very unwise. Anxiety helps us prepare to respond in a more adaptive and healthy way. Some people find it possible to tolerate some degree of discomfort and can manage their anxiety in a healthy manner. Often that’s because...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Health Infectious diseases Mental Health Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Comorbid depressive disorders were observed in almost half of the patients treated in specialized (outpatient) clinics for anxiety disorders. A slower reduction of depressive symptoms predicts worse outcome of the treatment of anxiety. PMID: 32207128 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
Conditions:   Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder;   Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior;   Schizophrenia;   Delusional Disorder;   Brief Psychotic Disorder;   Schizo Affective Disorder;   Other Psychoses;   Unspecified Psychosis Intervention:   Drug: Rituximab Sponsors:   Uppsala University Hospital;   Uppsala University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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