Medical News Today: How the 'rubber hand illusion' may help those with OCD

New research shows how using a fake rubber hand may enable people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder to overcome their contamination fears.
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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
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As the physical coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, an emotional pandemic is following fast in its wake. When the whole world is going to pieces, it’s awfully hard for the human mind—a fragile thing in the best of times—to cope, and more and more, doctors are reporting the spread of despair, worry and depression among their patients, especially those already suffering from some form of anxiety disorder. Even before COVID-19 hit its shores, the U.S. was a clinically anxious place. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 19% of all American adults will experience at least one a...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: There was no transition to psychosis in the follow-up; OCD and trichotillomania persists, probably related to neurodevelopmental alterations, that are difficult to be modified. In 22q11.2DS patients, standard non-pharmacological treatment strategies (CBT) are difficult to apply, but in the present case the combination of pharmacological and psychoeducational psychological treatment was effective, both for the reduction of symptoms and for the acceptance of ID by patient and family. PMID: 32202548 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Rivista di Psichiatria - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Riv Psichiatr Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2020Source: Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Jennie M. Kuckertz, John Piacentini, Nader Amir
Source: Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Cameron DH, Rowa K, McKinnon MC, Rector NA, McCabe RE Abstract AbstractIntroduction: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous disorder, with multiple symptom presentations. Delineating the neuropsychological characteristics associated with previously identified symptom clusters may therefore be useful in assisting to better define symptom subtypes of OCD.Areas Covered: This review summarizes the existing literature on the assessment of neuropsychological performance in symptom-based dimensions of OCD. Results of 23 studies are described and the methodological issues and challenges present in thi...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
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