New Report: More than 160 medicines in development for mental illness
Mental illness represents a broad spectrum of health conditions affecting mood, thinking and behavior. These conditions include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others. Each of these illnesses often varies in its degree of severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe, and may occur together. In severe cases, mental illnesses can cause serious functional impairment and substantially interfere with or place limits on life activities –– these are consideredserious mental ill...
Source: The Catalyst - January 26, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Norawong Tags: Medicines in Development Mental Health Source Type: news

Childhood emotional maltreatment, maladaptive coping, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder - Kadivari F, Najafi M, Khosravani V.
Previous studies have reported childhood emotional maltreatment (CEM) to be associated with specific obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms, but maladaptive coping, which may be the underlying mechanism in this relationship, has not been evaluated yet. Thus, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and obsessive-compulsive disorder: links and knowledge - Benster LL, Weissman CR, Daskalakis ZJ.
Suicidal ideation (SI) is understudied in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Nonetheless, evidence suggests increased risk for SI in individuals with OCD compared to the general population. Understanding the relationship between SI and OCD involves inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Can Too Much Screen Time Raise a Child's Odds for OCD?
THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 -- Preteens who spend much of their free time watching online videos or playing video games may have a heightened risk of developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a new study suggests. Researchers found that among... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obsessional jealousy in a community sample: association with relationship factors, impairment and perceived treatment needs - Ahlen J, Bjureberg J, Lenhard F, Wahlund T, Linde J, Mataix-Cols D.
OBJECTIVES: Romantic jealousy could be understood as a continuum, from reality-based, transient and functional jealousy to a more chronic form of jealousy with varying insight, intensity and duration. The latter has some overlaps with obsessive-compulsive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Directionality of change in obsessive compulsive disorder and depression over six years of prospective follow-up - Belli GM, Law C, Mancebo M, Eisen J, Rasmussen S, Boisseau CL.
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is often comorbid with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) yet little is known about the directionality of the association between OCD and depression symptoms. We aim to investigate the effect OCD symptoms has on depression ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Psychodynamic perspective of sexual obsessions in obsessive-compulsive disorder - Chaudhary S, Singh AP, Varshney A.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disorder that is characterized by the presence of obsessions and compulsions. OCD can occur in a wide range of subtypes, which may include sexual OCD, i.e., the occurrence of intrusive sexual thoughts. People with s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Grasping the Challenges in Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Grasping the Challenges in Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Lorenzo Norris, MD, reflects on an impactful experience early in his career that underscored the challenges of treating obsessive-compulsive disorder.Medscape (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - November 11, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Psychiatry MDAngle Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Symptoms of Severe OCD
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 -- Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may reduce symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Sept. 20 in the Journal of Neurology,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Overlap of obsessive and posttraumatic symptoms: a systematic review - Rodr íguez JCM, Villegas EMS.
Background. Current medical literature suggests a symptomatic overlap between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which makes understanding their impact on the treatment process a challenging undertaking. O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ben Miller felt 'very ashamed' of his obsessive compulsive disorder – symptoms
Ben Miller shares an obsessive compulsive disorder with his character from Professor T. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment Augmentation Strategies for OCD Treatment Augmentation Strategies for OCD
This article reviews pharmacological treatment augmentation strategies for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder, summarizing 8 studies that show promising results.Current Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Hope Against Severe OCD
THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 -- When traditional treatments fail to help patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an implant that zaps the brain with electrical pulses just might, a new research review shows. It found that the remedy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Tell If Your Health Concerns Are Normal —Or a Sign of Something More
Is that sniffle a sign of seasonal allergies or COVID-19? It’s a question you’ve likely asked yourself at least once—and perhaps lots of times—over the last few years. Especially during a pandemic, it’s normal to analyze your health. But for some people, those thoughts can cross a line into more problematic territory. At least 4% of the U.S. population lives with what’s known as health anxiety, or an excessive preoccupation with health and illness—and symptoms of the condition may have emerged or worsened for certain people during these virus-dominated recent years, experts say. [t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Assessing suicide risk in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: a dimensional approach - Bramante S, Maina G, Borgogno R, Pellegrini L, Rigardetto S, Albert U.
OBJECTIVES: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has recently been found to be associated with an increased risk of suicide; however, prevalence rates of both suicidal ideation and attempts vary considerably, being the phenomenon mainly categorically evaluated. O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news