Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual trauma, cognitive appraisals, and sexual intrusive thoughts and their subtypes: a moderated mediation analysis - Ching THW, Wetterneck CT, Williams MT, Chase T.
The relationships between sexual trauma, cognitive appraisals, and subtypes of sexual intrusive thoughts have not been adequately examined in the context of obsessive-compulsive concerns. We employed variations of a moderated mediation model to test these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain scans may help predict response to OCD therapies
Differences in brain activity seen on scans taken before psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder corresponded with responses to treatment. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiolytic effects of acute and maintenance ketamine, as assessed by the Fear Questionnaire subscales and the Spielberger State Anxiety Rating Scale - Truppman Lattie D, Nehoff H, Neehoff S, Gray A, Glue P.
This study aimed to assess changes following acute and maintenance ketam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brain Scan May Guide Therapy for Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder
Better response to cognitive behavioral therapy linked to greater activation in certain areas of brain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can Go Too Far
How parents can distinguish between hand-washing that is a reasonable reaction to a real threat and something more concerning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Marder Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Children and Childhood Fear (Emotion) Content Type: Service Telemedicine Therapy and Rehabilitation Hygiene and Cleanliness Parenting Source Type: news

Brain Scan May Guide Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 -- Brain scans may predict which type of therapy will be most effective for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in teens and adults, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Luke... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Don't tell me what to think: comparing self- and other-generated distraction methods for controlling intrusive thinking - Magee JC, Dreyer-Oren SE, Sarfan LD, Teachman BA, Clerkin EM.
Cognitive control is central to the phenomenon of intrusive thinking in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. The current study tested how attempts at cognitive control are impacted by self- vs. other-generated distractor thoughts. Participants (N=19... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Which OCD treatment works best? New brain study could lead to more personalized choices
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) New research could improve the odds that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder will receive a therapy that really works for them - something that eludes more than a third of those who currently get OCD treatment. The study suggests the possibility of predicting which of two types of therapy will help people with OCD: One that exposes them to the subject of their obsessive thoughts and behaviors, or one that focuses on stress reduction and problem-solving. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay
Mental health flows from the ceramic jug psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb keeps on her desk. There’s nothing special about the jug—a minor accessory in an office designed with the sort of tidy impersonality common to her field. And there’s no special elixir in it—just water. But all the same, the jug provides a certain kind of healing. When patients are struggling, crying, overcome in some way, Gottlieb, a Los Angeles based practitioner and author of the book Maybe You Should Talk to someone, will offer up a cup of water, pour it for them and hand it across. In that small gesture is a whole constellati...
Source: TIME: Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

New form of brain analysis engages whole brain for the first time
(Duke Department of Neurology) A new method of brain imaging analysis offers the potential to greatly improve the effectiveness of noninvasive brain stimulation treatment for Alzheimer's, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and other conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASD, OCD and violence - a forensic case study - Edwards H, Higham L.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the formulation and psychological treatment of a complex case whereby a combination of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has resulted in violent and aggressive behaviou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

MagVenture receives FDA clearance for OCD
ALPHARETTA, GA, Aug. 11, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- FDA has cleared MagVenture TMS Therapy® for adjunct treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This marks the second indication in the US for the Danish medical device c... Devices, Neurology, FDA MagVenture, TMS Therapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Obsessive-Compulsive (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survivors of Covid-19 show increased rate of psychiatric disorders, study finds
Research suggests more than half experience PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, depression or compulsive symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than half of people who received hospital treatment for Covid-19 were found to be suffering from a psychiatric disorder a month later,a study has found.Out of 402 patients monitored after being treated for the virus, 55% were found to have at least one psychiatric disorder, experts from San Raffaele hospital in Milan found. The results, based on clinical interviews and self-assessment questionnaires, showed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 28% o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique and Agencies Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Science Mental health Source Type: news

Predictors of suicide attempt in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: an exploratory study with machine learning analysis - Agne NA, Tisott CG, Ballester P, Passos IC, Ferr ão YA.
BACKGROUND: Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are at increased risk for suicide attempt (SA) compared to the general population. However, the significant risk factors for SA in this population remains unclear - whether these factors are ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Impulsivity, hostility and suicidality in patients diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder - Nagy NE, El-Serafi DM, Elrassas HH, Abdeen MSED, Mohamed DAH.
This study aimed to evaluate several aspects affecting suicidality in OCD patients and determine whether impulsivity or hostility are associated with suicide a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The electrified brain
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) A group of researchers from Charit é -- Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have further refined the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. By accurately localizing electrode placement in the brains of patients, the researchers were able to identify a fiber tract which is associated with the best clinical outcomes following deep brain stimulation. The researchers' findings, have been published in Nature Communications*. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

I've spent years taming the OCD monster. Coronavirus has ruined everything
I ’d come to think of myself as a sad wizard, burdened with rituals to prevent catastrophes. Then the pandemic made those threats realFor many of us, coronavirus has inspired a bit of a germ obsession. We wash our hands until they ’re chapped. We see other people as potential vectors. We wipe down our groceries with Lysol, apparently having decided that, if it comes to it, we’d rather die of disinfectant poisoning than a virus.In our efforts not to contract Covid-19, many of us are getting a taste of a different kind of illness: obsessive-compulsive disorder. And for some who have spent years learning to ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Cantor with illustrations by Grant Snider Tags: Mental health Psychology Coronavirus outbreak Source Type: news

Excessive hand-washing. Tech addiction. Behaviors once considered extreme are now crucial to protect us amid a dangerous pandemic
One of the hallmarks of obsessive-compulsive disorder is contamination fears and excessive hand-washing. Now, these same behaviors are accepted and even encouraged to keep everyone healthy as the global coronavirus pandemic wears on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale scientists propose explanation for baffling form of childhood OCD
(Yale University) Yale scientists may have found a cause for the sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in some children, they report. Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders, or PANDAS, were first proposed in the 1990s. Thought to be triggered by streptococcal infections, they account for an unknown portion of youth OCD cases. But the biology underpinning this disorder has baffled scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder on suicidality in patients with bipolar disorder - Di Salvo G, Pessina E, Aragno E, Martini A, Albert U, Maina G, Rosso G.
This study evaluated the impact of comorbid OCD on suicide attempt risk and suicide methods in 990 patients with main diagnosis of BD. Two hundred and one patients (20.3%) had lifetime comorbid OCD. No significant differences were found comparing rates of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Yoga May Ease Symptoms Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Weekly sessions of yoga may ease depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of existing research. “This is a great result to now encourage people who might be thinking about trying yoga that there’s some scientific evidence that it can be effective for helping reduce depressive symptoms,” said exercise physiologist and study author Jacinta Brinsley, a doctoral candidate at the University of South Australia. Depression is often associated with other mental health conditions. For example, 20 to 40% of people diagnosed with ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Yoga Source Type: news

Experimental manipulation of beliefs about the importance of thoughts and the effect on an aggressive impulse - Jim énez-Ros A, Faísca L, Martins T, Janeiro L, Martins AT.
BACKGROUND: Cognitive models of obsessive-compulsive disorder attribute a causal role to maladaptive beliefs. AIMS: To test this hypothesis, we manipulated Overimportance of Thoughts (OT) beliefs and experimentally evaluated their effect on the response to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Post-Pandemic Mental Health Epidemic
Credit: Gopen Rai/NEPALI TIMES ARCHIVEBy Sonia AwaleApr 26 2020 (IPS) The number of Nepalis suffering from mental health issues is increasing with the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown, and the lack of treatment and counselling means the country may be facing an epidemic of psychosocial disorders. Mental health is a hidden pre-existing crisis in Nepal because of social stigma, with a survey three years ago showing that a shocking 37% of the population suffered from some form of mental health problem. “During a time of a disaster or an epidemic, anxiety disorder, phobia, obsessive compulsive tendencies a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

Antibodies could provide new treatment for OCD
(Queen Mary University of London) Mental health conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder could be treated in a new way using drugs that target the immune system, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Pandemic Is Hell For Everyone, But Especially For Those With OCD
Coronavirus anxiety can trigger major symptoms for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Here's what to do. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Involvement of fear, incompleteness, and disgust during symptoms of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder - Cervin M, Perrin S, Olsson E, Claesdotter-Knutsson E, Lindvall M.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and clinical correlates of self-injurious behavior in Tourette syndrome - Stafford M, Cavanna AE.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic May Be Causing an Anxiety Pandemic
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 - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Virtual reality exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders and anxiety disorders: indications, added value and limitations - Lognoul M, Nasello J, Triffaux JM.
The exposure in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-known intervention, widely investigated in scientific research. Several studies have shown the benefits of this intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

International study completes the largest genetic map of psychiatric disorders so far
(University of Barcelona) An international study published in the journal Cell, has described 109 genetic variants associated with eight psychiatric disorders: autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette Syndrome, in a total of about 230,000 patients worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Excellent long-term stability of treatment gains of stepwise treatment for pediatric OCD
(Elsevier) A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that the long-term stability of treatment gains for children and adolescents diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), participating in a stepwise manualized treatment, is excellent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'I can really be hard on myself': Shakira's struggles with perfectionism
Perfectionism, or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, as it is known in the medical world, is classified as a mental health disorder. Shakira has recently spoken about it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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