Fear driven compulsive behaviour is associated with worse long-term outcome in obsessive-compulsive disorder - Ferreira GM, Albertella L, Moreira-de-Oliveira ME, Piquet-Pess ôa M, Yücel M, Lee RSC, Batista KB, de Menezes GB, Fontenelle LF.
OBJECTIVES: In this retrospective study of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), we assessed the relationship between different motivational drivers of compulsive behaviours and the response to naturalistic treatments (based mostly on high dos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychache and suicidal history in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder - Demirkol ME, Namli Z, Eri ş Davul Ö, Karaytuğ MO, Tamam L, Yılmaz H.
PURPOSE: Suicide is an important cause of death in patients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as other psychiatric disorders. Early determining of risk factors provides an opportunity for intervention. The mediating effect of psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Contaminating a fake rubber hand could help people overcome OCD, study suggests
(University of Cambridge) The famous, but bizarre, 'rubber hand illusion' could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder overcome their condition without the often unbearable stress of exposure therapy, suggests new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Countless People Are Struggling With an Eating Disorder Doctors Can ’t Diagnose
At first, Melanie Murphy was just following doctor’s orders. Murphy, then 19, had gained weight during a period of depression, and her doctor told her she should lose some. She went from 180 to 125 pounds in 18 months—and even when she knew it was time to stop slimming down, she couldn’t shake the need to chase a goal. Without weight loss, she needed a new target. That became finding the “perfect” diet, one that was clean and pure and would keep her healthy for years to come. At least, that was how she thought about it then. These days, she uses a different descriptor: “orthorexia,&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Eating Disorder Source Type: news

Calgary parents raise awareness about little-known childhood illness
Marnie and Richard Deschenes' son suddenly developed obsessive compulsive behaviours just before his 8th birthday. Three and a half years later he was diagnosed with a condition triggered by the bacteria that causes strep throat. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

University of Cincinnati research looks at side effects for pediatric medications
(University of Cincinnati) Dr. Jeffrey Strawn, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Jeffrey Mills, associate professor in the Department of Economics at the UC Lindner College of Business, published a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child& Adolescent Psychiatry looking specifically at side effects that impact children and adolescents being treated for anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Childhood trauma and coping in patients with psychotic disorders and obsessive-compulsive symptoms and in un-affected siblings - Renkema TC, de Haan L, Schirmbeck F.
This study aimed to examine the role of childhood trauma and coping ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder?
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) causes a person to feel an overwhelming need for order. Read about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of OCPD here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Standard treatment programmes for OCD are not always enough
(Aarhus University) Teenagers with the contamination and washing variant of OCD are not generally more ill than children and adolescents with other forms of disabling obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour. However, if they have poor insight into their condition, they find it more difficult to recover and become healthy again as a result of the 14-week cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the standard form of treatment in Denmark for OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OBEY! Eco-alarmist child Greta Thunberg demands all her opponents be silenced... and Big Tech is likely to comply, since obedience is now considered "tolerance"
(Natural News) Now that she’s an infamous globalist icon featured everywhere in media, eco-fascist Greta Thunberg is facing all sorts of criticism from her opponents whom she wants to see forcibly silenced on social media because their opinions upset her. The teenage autist, who also suffers from severe depression, selective mutism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, really... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't carry the weight of the world on your shoulders: Study finds link between "inflated responsibility" and greater risk of developing OCD or anxiety disorders
(Natural News) Having a sense of responsibility is important, but too much can be detrimental to a person’s mental health. In a preliminary study published in the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, researchers from Japan and the U.S. found that having intense feelings of responsibility can potentially develop anxiety disorders, specifically obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and general... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Fluoxetine on Repetitive Behaviors in ASD Youth Unclear
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- Treatment with fluoxetine results in significantly lower scores for obsessive compulsive behaviors at 16 weeks among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published in the Oct.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antidepressant Prozac Doesn't Ease Obsessive Behaviors of Autism
TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 -- The commonly used antidepressant Prozac doesn't appear to help reduce obsessive-compulsive behavior in children and teens with autism, new research suggests. The study randomly compared use of the drug to a placebo over 16... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An addictive personality isn't all bad – here's how to leverage it to your benefit
(Natural News) Having an addictive personality might seem like a bad thing, but you can turn it around to your benefit. For example, an addictive personality can teach you how to be more mindful and resilient. A person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mania, or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCD) may be familiar with the symptoms of an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obsessive-compulsive disorder and suicidal experiences: the role of experiential avoidance - Angelakis I, Gooding P.
OBJECTIVE: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disabling mental health problem that affects a significant proportion of the general population. Experiential avoidance appears to account for the development of anxiety and depressive symptoms. However, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: OCD: Deep magnetic stimulation may help where other therapies fail
A new trial found that deep transcranial magnetic stimulation may help ease cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder that do not respond to other treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Fighting the Shame of Skin Picking
For many people with body-focused repetitive behaviors, the predominant effects are cosmetic, and the consequences emotional and social. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsay Gellman Tags: Skin Hair Therapy and Rehabilitation Mental Health and Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Source Type: news

The impact of intensive treatment for pediatric anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder on daily functioning - Sperling J, Boger K, Potter M.
This study investigated whether intensive group-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with family involvement for children with anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) would facilitate children's return to their daily routines. The foc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mean diffusivity related to rule-breaking guilt: the Macbeth effect in the sensorimotor regions - Nakagawa S, Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Shinada T, Maruyama T, Sekiguchi A, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Makoto Miyauchi C, Magistro D, Sakaki K, Jeong H, Sasaki Y, Kawashima R.
Guilt, a self-conscious emotion, includes self-focused role taking and also correlates with other-oriented role-taking. Excess guilt proneness might be relevant to obsessive compulsive disorders. The white matter (WM) neural correlates of the degree of gui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Body dysmorphic disorder and major depressive episode have comorbidity-independent associations with suicidality in an acute psychiatric setting - Snorrason I, Beard C, Christensen K, Bjornsson AS, Bj örgvinsson T.
This study sought to examine whether mood, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders have unique (comorbidity-independent) associations with suicidal thoughts and behaviors in an acute psychiatric population. METHODS: Patient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Boxing Champion Who Battles O.C.D.
Virginia Fuchs has no trouble stepping into the ring against the world ’s top fighters. It’s her obsessive-compulsive disorder that causes problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aimee Berg Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Boxing Colorado Springs (Colo) Virginia Fuchs USA Boxing Shields, Claressa Mayer, Mikaela (1990- ) Source Type: news

Presence of hoarding symptoms does not negatively impact CBT response in youth with OCD
(Elsevier) Hoarding can often be a debilitating problem for adults and is often associated with poorer mental health functioning and response to treatment. For children however, that may not be the case. A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reveals that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successful for youth with hoarding symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Hope for Resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder New Hope for Resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
High-frequency deep transcranial magnetic stimulation is safe and effective in reducing symptoms of treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Review: exteroceptive sensory abnormalities in childhood and adolescent anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder: a critical review - Houghton DC, Stein DJ, Cortese BM.
OBJECTIVE: Childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are defined by fear, worry, and uncertainty, but there is also evidence that affected children possess exteroceptive sensory abnormalities. These sensory features may often instigate symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Motor domain in psychotic disorders: the rebirth of a concept - Hirjak D, Kubera KM, Sambataro F, Wolf RC.
We were very pleased to read the excellent article by Swets et al. [1], who examined longitudinally for 3 years motor (akathisia, dyskinesia, parkinsonism and dystonia) and obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) in psychotic patients and individuals with i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Conquering More Than the Usual Worries at Summer Camp
At this camp, the activities are designed to help children with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donna De La Cruz Tags: Camps and Camping Children and Childhood Phobias Anxiety and Stress Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Therapy and Rehabilitation Parenting Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating OCD
-- Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by repetitive, unwanted thoughts and irrational, excessive urges to complete certain actions. People with OCD are often unable to stop the thoughts and behaviors without help, says the National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quality of life in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder: the Pediatric Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (PQ-LES-Q) - Zaboski BA, Gilbert A, Hamblin R, Andrews J, Ramos A, Nadeau JM, Storch EA.
The current study examined quality of life (QOL) and its clinical correlates among 225 intensive treatment-seeking children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using the Pediatric Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnair... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of quality of life, depression, anxiety, suicide, social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms between adolescents with acne receiving isotretinoin and antibiotics: a prospective, non-randomised, open-label study - Erdo ğan Y, Erturan İ, Aktepe E, Akyıldız A.
This study aimed to evaluate the quality of life, depression, anxiety,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Addictive personality? Here's the upside
(Natural News) Believe it or not, there are some real benefits to addictive behavior. The “addictive personality” can be put to good use and make a person more creative, iron-willed, mindful, and resilient. The adverse effects of mental disorders – like mania and obsessive-compulsive disorder – can be managed. A person who learns how to control addictive behavior can redirect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabinoid May Boost Psychotherapy Efficacy in OCD Cannabinoid May Boost Psychotherapy Efficacy in OCD
Adding nabilone, a THC analogue and cannabinoid 1 receptor agonist, may enhance the effectiveness of exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy in patients with severe obsessive compulsive disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can cannabinoids help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The body's endocannabinoid system, due to the critical role it plays in regulating neurotransmitter signaling, is an enticing target for drug development against disorders associated with anxiety, stress, and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A comprehensive new review article that provides an overview of this complex system, endogenous and exogenous cannabinoids, results of animal studies and human trials to date, and recommendations for future directions is published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Co-occurrence of obsessive-compulsive disorder and substance use disorders among U.S. veterans: prevalence and mental health utilization - Ecker AH, Stanley MA, Smith TL, Teng EJ, Fletcher TL, Kirk NV, Amspoker AB, Walder A, McIngvale E, Lindsay JA, Ecker AH, Stanley MA, Smith TL, Teng EJ, Fletcher TL, Kirk NV, Amspoker AB, Walder A, McIngvale E, Lindsay JA, Ecker AH, Stanley MA, Smith TL, Teng EJ, Fletcher TL, Kirk NV, Amspoker AB, Walder A, McIngvale E, Lindsay JA.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and substance-use disorders (SUDs) co-occur at high rates, which is related to poorer psychosocial outcomes. Prior work suggests that, among veterans in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), OCD is underdiagnosed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Obsessive-compulsive tendencies in a sample of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder - Aldea MA, Michael K, Alexander K, Kison S, Aldea MA, Michael K, Alexander K, Kison S, Aldea MA, Michael K, Alexander K, Kison S.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is considered one of the most debilitating disorders worldwide. Data suggests that trauma may be a significant source of not only posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but also OCD. An epidemiologic study of the gener... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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