FDA Rejects Bid To Authorize Cheap Antidepressant As Covid Treatment
Fluvoxamine has been used to treat depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder for 15 years, but its usefulness as a Covid-19 treatment has yet to be proven, the Food and Drug Administration said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Neuronetics gets FDA approval for wider use of its NeuroStar treatment system
Malvern-based medical technology company Neuronetics has received Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its NeuroStar treatment system as an adjunct therapy for treating adult patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. The system, which delivers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to the brain, is already cleared as a therapy for major depressive disorder. It uses highly focused MRI-strength magnetic field pulses to activate cortical and deep brain structures known to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA Clears TMS for OCD; Cerebral Pauses ADHD Scripts; Binge-Eating Drug Flops
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA cleared the transcranial magnetic stimulation system NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, Neuronetics announced. The system was previously cleared for major depressive disorder... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 11, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Doctor shares 'overwhelming' toll of pandemic on children - 'Urgent referrals needed'
A DOCTOR at one of the UK's largest children's hospitals revealed the "hude impact" the pandemic has had on the mental health of her young patients - with some children being disturbed by "suicide ideation" and developing obsessive compulsive disorder . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What having OCD in the pandemic is really like
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a condition often mistakenly regarded as a mild nuisance with positive side effects — especially when it comes to being orderly and tidy — by people who don't have it. But it's much more than that, experts say, and the pandemic can pose problems for those with OCD. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with rare skin picking condition dermatillomania nearly lost LEG due to infection from wounds
Lauren McKeaney, 35, from Chicago, suffers from dermatillomania - an obsessive-compulsive disorder characterized by repeated picking at one's own skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten years of my art was lost in a fire I accidentally started – but I made better work from the ashes
A devastating fire in my studio forced me to approach painting and life in a new wayTwo weeks before the first lockdown I was in my studio putting the finishing touches to my most ambitious body of paintings to date. The studio was packed with hundreds of works of art. For the past four years I had been working with the Syrian writer Professor Ali Souleman and the documentary filmmaker Mark Jones. Ali lost his sight in a bomb blast in Syria in 1997 and we had been attempting to translate his experiences of war and displacement into a collection of paintings – to make the unseen seen. Ali and Mark were coming the very nex...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Tom de Freston Tags: Art Art and design Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Culture Source Type: news

Postpartum thoughts of infant-related harm and obsessive-compulsive disorder: relation to maternal physical aggression toward the infant - Fairbrother N, Collardeau F, Woody SR, Wolfe DA, Fawcett JM.
OBJECTIVE: Unwanted intrusive thoughts (UITs) of intentional infant-related harm are ubiquitous among new mothers and frequently raise concerns about infant safety. The purpose of this research was to assess the relation of new mothers' UITs of intentional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Mental health and perceived impact during the first Covid-19 pandemic year: a longitudinal study in Dutch case-control cohorts of persons with and without depressive, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorders - Kok AAL, Pan KY, Ottenheim NR, J örg F, Eikelenboom M, Horsfall M, Luteijn R, van Oppen P, Rhebergen D, Schoevers RA, Giltay EJ, Penninx BWJH.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the longer-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic beyond the first months of 2020, particularly for people with pre-existing mental health disorders. Studies including pre-pandemic data from large psychiatric cohorts are sca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Every parent I know is worried about their child ’s anxiety. Here’s what 25 years of teaching has shown me | Tegan Bennett Daylight
My years teaching in universities – and my own children – have changed my attitude to the storm of disability our young people faceI ’ve been teaching at Australian universities for 25 years now. I began when I was 27 – I’m now 52. This means I’ve been next to university students since 1996, and if you’re curious about these things, you see patterns begin to emerge.Every parent, every aunt or uncle, every grandparent, and in fact anyone who has anything to do with young people today is anxious about one thing: anxiety. It seems it ’s on the rise. Itison the rise. Each semester I have more and more students ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Tegan Bennett Daylight Tags: Anxiety Mental health Australian universities Australia news Australian education Technology Psychology Source Type: news

Pandemic Anxiety Is Fueling OCD Symptoms —Even for People Without the Disorder
Rosalyn (not her real name) had no idea what she intended to do with the three boxes of spaghetti she had just dumped into her shopping cart. She didn’t want them—she certainly didn’t need them—but never mind, she had to buy them. And the spaghetti boxes weren’t the only unwanted items she picked up in the grocery store that day during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. If she so much as grazed one item while she was reaching for another, into the shopping cart it went. “Everything my hand touched I had to buy,” she said. “I didn’t feel I had a choice. There was t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

DSM-5 personality traits and cognitive risks for depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms - Hong RY, Tan YL.
Given the strong comorbidity between personality and clinical disorders, an integrative model of psychopathology that delineate common and distinct etiologic mechanism is warranted. The relations between personality pathology and cognitive risk variables a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Assisted Reproduction Not Tied to Psychiatric Illness in Offspring
Elevated risk for obsessive - compulsive disorder may be explained by differences in parental characteristics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mothers' experiences of perinatal obsessive-compulsive disorder - Garcia KPD, Mancuso A, Le HNPD.
INTRODUCTION: Compulsive disorder (POCD) is characterised by the presence of intrusive thoughts resulting in significant distress and urges to execute repeated behaviours occurring in the perinatal period. PPOCD is largely understudied and existing literat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What we don ’t know about OCD
The slippery nature of obsessive-compulsive disorder has resulted in decades of misunderstanding and misdiagnosis. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news