Personalized Brain Stimulation May Reduce OCD Behaviors Personalized Brain Stimulation May Reduce OCD Behaviors
Noninvasive neuromodulation that is personalized to the brain's reward center may provide lasting improvement in obsessive compulsive behaviors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A Promising New Therapy Against OCD?
  TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Noninvasive electrical stimulation of the brain, fine-tuned to specific " circuitry " gone awry, might help ease obsessive-compulsive behaviors, an early study hints. Researchers found that the brain stimulation,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and problematic alcohol use: the explanatory role of drinking motives - Bakhshaie J, Storch EA, Zvolensky MJ.
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the unique explanatory role of alcohol use motives above the effects of each other, using a multiple mediation model, for the relationship between obsessive-compulsive symptomatology and problematic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Biohaven Begins Pivotal Phase 3 Trial Of Troriluzole In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Recently completed Phase 2 proof of concept study showed drug signal for troriluzole augmentation in OCD and pivotal Phase 3 trial now initiated Phase 3 trial enhancements include increased sample size to adequately power for previously observed treatme... Biopharmaceuticals Biohaven Pharmaceutical, troriluzole, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Concurrent and prospective associations of obsessive-compulsive symptoms with suicidality in young adults: a genetically-informative study - Krebs G, Mataix-Cols D, Rijsdijk F, Ruck C, Lichtenstein P, Lundstr öm S, Larsson H, Eley TC, Fernández de la Cruz L.
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been linked with elevated risk of suicidality. However, most previous studies have been cross-sectional, and little is known about the aetiology of the association between obsessive-compulsive symptoms... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Impacts of stressful life events and traumatic experiences on onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder - Murayama K, Nakao T, Ohno A, Tsuruta S, Tomiyama H, Hasuzawa S, Mizobe T, Kato K, Kanba S.
Not a few patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have experienced events that affected the onset. The onset of OCD is not limited to the original meaning of trauma; rather, traumatic experiences such as unexpected exposure to contaminants or var... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

International consensus on a standard set of outcome measures for child and youth anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder - Krause KR, Chung S, Adewuya AO, Albano AM, Babins-Wagner R, Birkinshaw L, Brann P, Creswell C, Delaney K, Falissard B, Forrest CB, Hudson JL, Ishikawa SI, Khatwani M, Kieling C, Krause J, Malik K, Mart ínez V, Mughal F, Ollendick TH, Ong SH, Patton GC, Ravens-Sieberer U, Szatmari P, Thomas E, Walters L, Young B, Zhao Y, Wolpert M.
A major barrier to improving care effectiveness for mental health is a lack of consensus on outcomes measurement. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) has already developed a consensus-based standard set of outcomes for anxi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Was I asking for it?" An experimental investigation of perceived responsibility, mental contamination and workplace sexual harassment - Krause S, Radomsky AS.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Mental contamination (i.e., contamination concerns that arise in the absence of direct contact with a contaminant) is a common symptom in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Cognitive theories suggest that it results from indivi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with and without depressive, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders: a longitudinal study of three Dutch case-control cohorts - Pan KY, Kok AAL, Eikelenboom M, Horsfall M, J örg F, Luteijn RA, Rhebergen D, Oppen P, Giltay EJ, Penninx BWJH.
BACKGROUND: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in people with pre-existing mental health disorders is unclear. In three psychiatry case-control cohorts, we compared the perceived mental health impact and coping and changes in depressive s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with and without depressive, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders: a longitudinal study of three Dutch case-control cohorts, Lancet Psychiatry
Background The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in people with pre-existing mental health disorders is unclear. In three psychiatry case-control cohorts, we compared the perceived mental health impact and coping and changes in depressive symptoms, anxiety, worry, and loneliness before and during the COVID-19 pandemic between people with and without lifetime depressive, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OCD Symptoms Worsening Among Children During COVID-19
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 -- Many children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have experienced a worsening of their symptoms during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in BMC Psychiatry. Judith B.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mental fatigue, but not other fatigue characteristics, as a candidate feature of obsessive compulsive personality disorder in patients with anxiety and mood disorders-an exploratory study - Gecaite-Stonciene J, Fineberg NA, Podlipskyte A, Neverauskas J, Juskiene A, Mickuviene N, Burkauskas J.
BACKGROUND: Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is commonly associated with anxiety and mood disorders (AMDs), in which fatigue and executive dysfunction represent key symptoms. Executive dysfunction has also been demonstrated in subjects with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Which factors may differentiate lifetime suicide attempters from ideators in obsessive-compulsive disorder patients? - Memis CO, Dogan B, Sevincok D, Tunagur T, Memis SD, Sevincok L.
In this study, we examined whether lifetime suicide attempt (SA), and suicide ideation (SI) was associated with affective te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Anger and aggressiveness in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and the mediating role of responsibility, non-acceptance of emotions, and social desirability - Cludius B, Mannsfeld AK, Schmidt AF, Jelinek L.
According to psychodynamic and cognitive models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anger and aggression play an important role in the development and maintenance of the disorder. (Sub-) clinical samples with OCD have reported higher anger and anger su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Anxiety symptoms: Do you have unhealthy patterns of behaviour? It could be OCD
ANXIETY is present in those who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder . Recurring anxious thoughts can influence unhealthy patterns of behaviour. Look out for the warning signs of the mental health condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic raises special concern for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder
Mental health experts are worried about what the coming winter could hold as the pandemic stretches on. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

November 2020
Breathe Better With COPD : Living With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Is Your Blood Pressure Too High? When Unwanted Thoughts Intrude : Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Long-Distance Caregiving COVID-19 and Addiction (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis reduces OCD symptoms by half in the short-term
(Washington State University) People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) report that the severity of symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis. After smoking cannabis, users with OCD reported it reduced their compulsions by 60%, intrusions, or unwanted thoughts, by 49% and anxiety by 52%. The study also found that higher doses and cannabis with higher concentrations of CBD were associated with larger reductions in compulsions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How are Personality Disorders Clustered?
Discussion Personality traits (PT) represent patterns of thinking, perceiving, reacting, and relating that are relatively stable over time. There are 5 major PT: Extraversion (e.g. tendency to be sociable) Neuroticism (e.g. susceptibility to negative thoughts and distress) Conscientiousness (e.g. self-regulation and being able to look at long term goals) Agreeableness (e.g. self-regulations and relationship maintenance) Openness to experience (e.g. imaginative, creative, curiosity). Personality disorders (PD) occur when these personality traits become so conspicuous, rigid and maladaptive that they cause impairment in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Adverse social relationships in childhood: are there links with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and suicidality in adulthood? - Angelakis I, Gooding P.
This study aimed to (i) explore the association between perceptions of negative social relationships in childhood with significant others, including peers, guardians and teachers, symptoms of depression and OCD, and suicide behaviors, and (ii) examine whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

OCD therapy app raises $12M to expand services to more states
NOCD, a Chicago startup specializing in the identification and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, raised a new round of funding as it works to expand its services across the U.S. The startup announced on Thursday that it raised $12 million in a Series A round led by Health Enterprise Partners. Previous investors 7Wire Ventures, Chicago Ventures and Hyde Park Angels also participated. The funding brings NOCD’s total funding to more than $17 million to date. Last year, th e startup raised… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

Rage attacks in Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorder: a systematic review - Conte G, Valente F, Fioriello F, Cardona F.
Tourette syndrome (TS) and Chronic motor/vocal Tic Disorder (CTD) are neurodevelopmental conditions defined by the occurrence of multiple tics. Besides the well-known association with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

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 14, 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 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news