Obsessive-compulsive disorder research needs more focus on patients, new study asserts
(Concordia University) In a review of recent literature on obsessive-compulsive disorder, researcher/practitioner Professor Adam Radomsky writes that cognitive science is becoming further and further removed from the people those studies are supposed to help: OCD patients and the therapists who treat them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children of both young and old parents share risk for certain neurodevelopment disorders
(Elsevier) Results of a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD); attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and Tourette's disorder/chronic tic disorder (TD/CT). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Is Having a Moment on TV
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is having an unexpected moment—at least on television. The medical disorder, which manifests when a person “acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick,” according to the Cleveland Clinic, has appeared in a number of shows and movies in recent years. It has anchored the twists of HBO’s thriller series Sharp Objects and Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 film Phantom Thread. European shows, including The Bridge and the BBC Three’s Clique, have also included Munchausen in their plots. The rise in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

When does clean eating become an unhealthy obsession? New findings on who is at risk
(York University) Researchers at York University's Faculty of Health say those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating or consuming only healthy food, known as orthorexia nervosa (ON). Although eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, for some people this preoccupation with healthy eating can become physically and socially impairing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How This Chronic Skin-Picker Created a Sane, Affordable Skin Care Routine
After years of picking my skin bloody, I ’ ve finally found (and stuck to) a routine that anyone can follow. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TESSA MILLER Tags: Skin Anxiety and Stress Cosmetics and Toiletries Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Suicide ideation and attempts in obsessive-compulsive disorder - Breet E, Kidd M, McGregor NW, Stein DJ, Lochner C.
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) places individuals at risk for suicidality. Inconsistencies regarding the associated features of suicidality and OCD remain. METHODS: Regression analysis determined the extent to which psychiatric com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Don't be so hard on yourself...it could lead to OCD and anxiety
A study by Hiroshima University also found those who spend too long mulling over problems are more likely to have obsessive compulsive disorder or generalised anxiety disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain ’s support network may play key role in attention deficit, hyperactivity behaviors
A new UCLA study suggests that brain cells called astrocytes, previously thought to provide mainly nourishment and housekeeping functions for neurons, may play a key role in the regulation of attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity.Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is estimated to affect about 7 percent  of children and adults in the U.S. Although the disorder has been the subject of much research, as well as scientific and public discussion, in recent years, the causes for the rise in ADHD are still unclear.Theresearch, published in the journal Cell, was led by Baljit Khakh, a professo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Being too harsh on yourself could lead to OCD and anxiety
(Hiroshima University) A new study has found that people who reported intense feelings of responsibility were susceptible to developing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) was published in the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide risk in comorbid bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder: a systematic review - Amerio A.
INTRODUCTION: The co-occurrence of bipolar disorder (BD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) seemed to be a poor prognostic factor associated with greater disability, lower social and occupational functioning, poorer treatment response, and higher suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments
(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and depression. The authors of the paper argue that bi-directional electrodes which can both stimulate and record from deep brain structures -- known as closed-loop DBS -- could have applications beyond Parkinson disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brainsway sets terms for $30m IPO
Brainsway this week set the terms on its forthcoming initial public offering in the U.S., saying it hopes to raise nearly $30 million. The Jerusalem-based company, which developed a transcranial magnetic stimulation device to treat psychological disorders, said it plans to float 2.5 million American Depository shares at roughly $11.94 apiece. Each ADS is slated to represent two ordinary shares, Brainsway said; the U.S. offering price is based on the April 2 closing price of ₪21.64, or roughly $5.97, and is subject to change. The company plans to list on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol “BWAY,” according t...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Wall Street Beat Brainsway Source Type: news

Maternal unwanted and intrusive thoughts of infant-related harm, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression in the perinatal period: study protocol - Collardeau F, Corbyn B, Abramowitz J, Janssen PA, Woody S, Fairbrother N.
BACKGROUND: Unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harm-related to the infant are reported by the vast majority of new mothers, with half of all new mothers reporting unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harming their infant on purpose. Thoughts of intentional harm, i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Crippling debt ‘linked to depression’
People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are six times more likely to have money troubles, analysis suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased risk of attempted and completed suicide in obsessive compulsive disorder: a systematic review of follow-up studies - Heun R.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a severe, often long-term mental disorder. It may be independent from, or comorbid with other mental disorders, especially depression and anxiety disorders. Suicidal thoughts, ideations and ruminations are prevalent i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

MRC-funded study suggests deep brain stimulation could help OCD symptoms
The debilitating behaviours and all-consuming thoughts, which affect people with severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), could be significantly improved with targeted deep brain stimulation, according to the findings of an MRC-funded study. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 9, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Patients with severe OCD undergo deep brain stimulation trial
Scientists say procedure showed improvements but larger clinical experiment needed to confirm benefitsPatients with severeobsessive-compulsivedisorder have shown remarkable improvements after undergoing an experimental procedure in which electrodes are placed inside the brain.The first UK trial of deep brain stimulation for OCD involved six people who were extremely severely affected by the condition. The patients each had four electrodes surgically inserted through the skull into the brain. These are used to electrically stimulate brain circuits with the aim of bringing the illness under control.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Obsessive-compulsive disorder Science Health Mental health Society UK news Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation sites for OCD target distinct symptoms
(Elsevier) Deep brain stimulation (DBS) reduces symptoms of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) during stimulation of either the ventral capsule (VC) or anteromedial subthalamic nucleus (amSTN), according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists identify alterations of neuronal connectivity in the cortex in OCD patients
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) Scientists identify alterations of neuronal connectivity distributed throughout different regions of the cerebral cortex in obsessive-compulsive disorder. This fact could explain the presence of intrusive thoughts in this patient population as a result of inefficient sensory filtering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nucleus Accumbens (NAc) DBS for obsessive compulsive disorder and aggression in an autistic patient: a case report and hypothesis of the role of NAc in autism and co-morbid symptoms - Doshi PK, Hegde A, Desai A.
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a set of developmental disorders characterized by lack of social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication in the first 3 years of life. It is also associated with several co-morbidities, including epile... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Antidepressant could stop deadly sepsis, study suggests
(University of Virginia Health System) An antidepressant drug used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder could save people from deadly sepsis, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lower Birth Weight May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders
ADHD, autism, obsessive - compulsive disorder, depression tied to birth weight in sibling pairs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Architect shares his experience of how magnet therapy cured his OCD
(Natural News) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be challenging to deal with, especially for sufferers. Scientists have not yet fully understood the underlying causes of the condition, although they have said that it could be a brain dysfunction. However, an architect has reportedly been cured of OCD – all thanks to magnets. In an interview, Alex Jones, a 46-year... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Directionality of change in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and suicidal ideation over six years in a naturalistic clinical sample - Brown LA, Wakschal E, Russman-Block S, Boisseau CL, Mancebo MC, Eisen JL, Rasmussen SA.
BACKGROUND: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with elevated suicide risk, but the directionality of the association between OCD severity and suicidal ideation has not been established, which was the goal of this study. METHODS: Part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicidality in people with obsessive-compulsive symptoms or personality traits - Bowen R, Rahman H, Dong LY, Khalaj S, Baetz M, Peters E, Balbuena L.
We examined whether obsessive-compulsive sym... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms May Herald Mental Illness Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms May Herald Mental Illness
Many children have obsessions and/or compulsions, which are developmentally normal. But new research shows in older children and teens, such symptoms may herald mental illness, including psychosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brainsway registers for $30m IPO
Brainsway has registered for an upcoming initial public offering, looking to bring in $30 million to support its transcranial magnetic stimulation tech, according to a recently posed SEC filing. The Israel-based company said that it plans to list on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “BWAY,” according to the filing. Brainsway develops and supports medical platforms based around deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, which use magnetic fields to stimulate nerves in the brain. Last August, Brainsway won FDA de novo approval for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system with indications for treatin...
Source: Mass Device - January 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Brainsway Source Type: news

OCD and Emetophobia
The fear of vomiting, or emetophobia, affects people of all ages. It is often seen in childhood and if left untreated, can become debilitating. It is also known to develop during adulthood, perhaps after an associated experience such as a severe stomach illness or episode of vomiting. The consequences of vomit phobia can be extreme, leading to such things as school refusal, social isolation, and job loss. Emetophobia can also take away any joy in life, hindering travel and leisure activities, romantic relationships, and even pregnancy (afraid of morning sickness). To be clear, emetophobia is not just being afraid of throwi...
Source: Psych Central - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder emetophobia Nausea Ocd Vomiting Source Type: news

A multi-dimensional evaluation of craving and impulsivity among people admitted for alcohol-related problems in emergency department - Flaudias V, Teisseidre F, de Chazeron I, Chalmeton M, Bertin C, Izaute M, Chakroun-Baggioni N, Pereira B, Brousse G, Maurage P.
This study proposes an integrative evaluation of craving (Visual Analogue Scale, VAS and Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Sca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Natural remedy for OCD may lie in ashwagandha
(Natural News) Patients may finally get their obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) under proper control thanks to an ancient Indian herbal remedy. Iranian researchers have reported that the root extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) could help treat the mental disorder. The hallmarks of OCD are recurring and insidious thoughts that the patient is compelled to fulfill or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychotic symptoms in youth with Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) may reflect syndrome severity and heterogeneity - Silverman M, Frankovich J, Nguyen E, Leibold C, Yoon J, Mark Freeman G, Karpel H, Thienemann M.
OBJECTIVE: In the clinical syndrome Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or food refusal symptoms have an abrupt-onset (over 48  h) coupled with at least two other specified neuropsychiatric sympt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obsessive compulsive symptoms in youth may be a red flag for other psychological issues
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms may represent a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When patients with OCD decide to seek, and not to avoid harm: the problem of suicidality in OCD - Ferreira GM, Zanini NV, de Menezes GB, Albertella L, Destree L, Fontenelle LF.
In this study, the authors describe two cases of OCD patients who developed recurrent suicidal beh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Contrasting contributions of anhedonia to obsessive-compulsive, hoarding, and post-traumatic stress disorders - Pushkarskaya H, Sobowale K, Henick D, Tolin DF, Anticevic A, Pearlson GD, Levy I, Harpaz-Rotem I, Pittenger C.
Anhedonia is a transdiagnostic construct that can occur independent of other symptoms of depression; its role in neuropsychiatric disorders that are not primarily affective, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding disorder (HD), and post-trau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Childhood Infections, Antibiotics Associated With Mental Health Disorders (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Childhood Infection Linked to Subsequent Mental Health Disorders
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression Severity Tied to Increased Seizure Frequency Depression Severity Tied to Increased Seizure Frequency
Depression severity is tied to increased seizure frequency and to a greater risk of other psychiatric comorbidities, including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'Error Neurons' play role in how brain processes mistakes
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. The study also offers a new level of understanding for error-related negativity, which can be easily measured using an EEG and could one day become standard clinical care in individuals with psychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stuck in a loop of wrongness: Brain study shows roots of OCD
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) No one knows what drives people with obsessive-compulsive disorder to do what they do, even when they're aware that they shouldn't do it, and when it interferes with normal life. That lack of understanding means about half can't find effective treatment. But a new analysis of brain scans from hundreds of people with OCD, and people without it, may help. Larger than previous studies, it pinpoints brain areas and processes linked to OCD's repetitive behaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postpartum obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a case of peripartum-onset depression and infanticide - Lee KKS, Yahya B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lupin gets USFDA nod for antidepressant drug
The capsules are indicated for the treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Lupin said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Book Review: Owning Bipolar
The subtitle of Michael Pipich’s new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder, should be enough for those with bipolar disorder and their family members to want to pick up this book and embrace it. Bipolar disorder takes away a person’s feeling of self-control and this book gives hope that control can be taken back. People who are bipolar will appreciate that Pipich understands how it feels to the patient. He tries to remove the stigma of having bipolar, explaining that it is NOT the patient’s fault. This alone makes the book worth reading. He then provides a t...
Source: Psych Central - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Treatment accepting bipolar disorder bipolar disorder stigma Michael Pipich Source Type: news

Strep Throat Could Trigger Debilitating Mental Illness In Kids
HOLLISTON (CBS) – Just about every kid comes down with strep throat at one time or another, but what many parents don’t realize is that common ailment could trigger a debilitating mental illness. That’s what happened to 18-year-old Patrick Dillon of Holliston. When he was in elementary school he suddenly developed severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and became paranoid. Patrick Dillon. (WBZ-TV) “He couldn’t be in the same room with his sisters,” his mother, Heather recalled. “My sister Susie especially. I wouldn’t go near her. I thought she was like, toxic,” Patrick to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall IVIG OCD PANDAS Source Type: news

The Worst, Most Persistent Myths about OCD
This is what most people think obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) looks like: washing your hands excessively because you’re a germaphobe. Sometimes, people think it’s also needing to have a neat, orderly home, and checking to see if you locked the door way too many times. And while some of this is true for some people with OCD, it misses the majority of individuals with the illness. As psychologist Martin Hsia, Psy.D, said, “OCD takes many different forms that don’t get written about.” The Many, Many Forms of OCD “To paraphrase Tolstoy, in Anna Karenina, famously speaking abou...
Source: Psych Central - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Self-Help Stigma Treatment Compulsions Intrusive Thoughts Obsessions Ocd OCD facts OCD myths Unwanted Thoughts what OCD feels like what OCD looks like Source Type: news

OCD symptoms could be reduced with 'brain-training' app, study says
Obsessive compulsive disorder, including excessive handwashing and contamination fears, could be managed with a " brain training " app, according to developers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain training app helps reduce OCD symptoms, study finds
(University of Cambridge) A 'brain training' app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing and contamination fears. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most people don't know the difference between OCD and OCPD
(Binghamton University) The general public has trouble understanding differences between obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pedophilia OCD: The Conundrum to Let Go of the Fight
If you experience pedophilia OCD, you are someone who loves children. You may also struggle with unwanted sexual thoughts. Before OCD began to trigger you with this type of thoughts, you may have believed such thoughts would never cross your mind. And when they did, you felt ashamed, guilty, and confused. Trying to suppress and fight those thoughts appeared to be the most logical solution. The idea of not doing anything about intrusive thoughts seems despicable. Your mind may say, “If I let those thoughts happen without doing anything, it probably means I enjoy them!” You may respond, “Of course not! But...
Source: Psych Central - October 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Anxiety Anxiety Disorder Avoidance Pedophilia OCD pOCD Source Type: news

Interventions for common mental health problems among university and college students: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Huang J, Nigatu YT, Smail-Crevier R, Zhang X, Wang J.
Common mental health problems (CMHPs), such as depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are internalizing disorders with high comorbidity. University and college students are under many st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news