Antidepressant could stop deadly sepsis, study suggests
(University of Virginia Health System) An antidepressant drug used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder could save people from deadly sepsis, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lower Birth Weight May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders
ADHD, autism, obsessive - compulsive disorder, depression tied to birth weight in sibling pairs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Architect shares his experience of how magnet therapy cured his OCD
(Natural News) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be challenging to deal with, especially for sufferers. Scientists have not yet fully understood the underlying causes of the condition, although they have said that it could be a brain dysfunction. However, an architect has reportedly been cured of OCD – all thanks to magnets. In an interview, Alex Jones, a 46-year... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Directionality of change in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and suicidal ideation over six years in a naturalistic clinical sample - Brown LA, Wakschal E, Russman-Block S, Boisseau CL, Mancebo MC, Eisen JL, Rasmussen SA.
BACKGROUND: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with elevated suicide risk, but the directionality of the association between OCD severity and suicidal ideation has not been established, which was the goal of this study. METHODS: Part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicidality in people with obsessive-compulsive symptoms or personality traits - Bowen R, Rahman H, Dong LY, Khalaj S, Baetz M, Peters E, Balbuena L.
We examined whether obsessive-compulsive sym... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms May Herald Mental Illness Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms May Herald Mental Illness
Many children have obsessions and/or compulsions, which are developmentally normal. But new research shows in older children and teens, such symptoms may herald mental illness, including psychosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brainsway registers for $30m IPO
Brainsway has registered for an upcoming initial public offering, looking to bring in $30 million to support its transcranial magnetic stimulation tech, according to a recently posed SEC filing. The Israel-based company said that it plans to list on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “BWAY,” according to the filing. Brainsway develops and supports medical platforms based around deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, which use magnetic fields to stimulate nerves in the brain. Last August, Brainsway won FDA de novo approval for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system with indications for treatin...
Source: Mass Device - January 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Brainsway Source Type: news

OCD and Emetophobia
The fear of vomiting, or emetophobia, affects people of all ages. It is often seen in childhood and if left untreated, can become debilitating. It is also known to develop during adulthood, perhaps after an associated experience such as a severe stomach illness or episode of vomiting. The consequences of vomit phobia can be extreme, leading to such things as school refusal, social isolation, and job loss. Emetophobia can also take away any joy in life, hindering travel and leisure activities, romantic relationships, and even pregnancy (afraid of morning sickness). To be clear, emetophobia is not just being afraid of throwi...
Source: Psych Central - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder emetophobia Nausea Ocd Vomiting Source Type: news

A multi-dimensional evaluation of craving and impulsivity among people admitted for alcohol-related problems in emergency department - Flaudias V, Teisseidre F, de Chazeron I, Chalmeton M, Bertin C, Izaute M, Chakroun-Baggioni N, Pereira B, Brousse G, Maurage P.
This study proposes an integrative evaluation of craving (Visual Analogue Scale, VAS and Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Sca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Natural remedy for OCD may lie in ashwagandha
(Natural News) Patients may finally get their obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) under proper control thanks to an ancient Indian herbal remedy. Iranian researchers have reported that the root extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) could help treat the mental disorder. The hallmarks of OCD are recurring and insidious thoughts that the patient is compelled to fulfill or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychotic symptoms in youth with Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) may reflect syndrome severity and heterogeneity - Silverman M, Frankovich J, Nguyen E, Leibold C, Yoon J, Mark Freeman G, Karpel H, Thienemann M.
OBJECTIVE: In the clinical syndrome Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or food refusal symptoms have an abrupt-onset (over 48  h) coupled with at least two other specified neuropsychiatric sympt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obsessive compulsive symptoms in youth may be a red flag for other psychological issues
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms may represent a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When patients with OCD decide to seek, and not to avoid harm: the problem of suicidality in OCD - Ferreira GM, Zanini NV, de Menezes GB, Albertella L, Destree L, Fontenelle LF.
In this study, the authors describe two cases of OCD patients who developed recurrent suicidal beh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Contrasting contributions of anhedonia to obsessive-compulsive, hoarding, and post-traumatic stress disorders - Pushkarskaya H, Sobowale K, Henick D, Tolin DF, Anticevic A, Pearlson GD, Levy I, Harpaz-Rotem I, Pittenger C.
Anhedonia is a transdiagnostic construct that can occur independent of other symptoms of depression; its role in neuropsychiatric disorders that are not primarily affective, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding disorder (HD), and post-trau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Childhood Infections, Antibiotics Associated With Mental Health Disorders (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Childhood Infection Linked to Subsequent Mental Health Disorders
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression Severity Tied to Increased Seizure Frequency Depression Severity Tied to Increased Seizure Frequency
Depression severity is tied to increased seizure frequency and to a greater risk of other psychiatric comorbidities, including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'Error Neurons' play role in how brain processes mistakes
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. The study also offers a new level of understanding for error-related negativity, which can be easily measured using an EEG and could one day become standard clinical care in individuals with psychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stuck in a loop of wrongness: Brain study shows roots of OCD
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) No one knows what drives people with obsessive-compulsive disorder to do what they do, even when they're aware that they shouldn't do it, and when it interferes with normal life. That lack of understanding means about half can't find effective treatment. But a new analysis of brain scans from hundreds of people with OCD, and people without it, may help. Larger than previous studies, it pinpoints brain areas and processes linked to OCD's repetitive behaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postpartum obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a case of peripartum-onset depression and infanticide - Lee KKS, Yahya B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lupin gets USFDA nod for antidepressant drug
The capsules are indicated for the treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Lupin said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Book Review: Owning Bipolar
The subtitle of Michael Pipich’s new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder, should be enough for those with bipolar disorder and their family members to want to pick up this book and embrace it. Bipolar disorder takes away a person’s feeling of self-control and this book gives hope that control can be taken back. People who are bipolar will appreciate that Pipich understands how it feels to the patient. He tries to remove the stigma of having bipolar, explaining that it is NOT the patient’s fault. This alone makes the book worth reading. He then provides a t...
Source: Psych Central - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Treatment accepting bipolar disorder bipolar disorder stigma Michael Pipich Source Type: news

Strep Throat Could Trigger Debilitating Mental Illness In Kids
HOLLISTON (CBS) – Just about every kid comes down with strep throat at one time or another, but what many parents don’t realize is that common ailment could trigger a debilitating mental illness. That’s what happened to 18-year-old Patrick Dillon of Holliston. When he was in elementary school he suddenly developed severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and became paranoid. Patrick Dillon. (WBZ-TV) “He couldn’t be in the same room with his sisters,” his mother, Heather recalled. “My sister Susie especially. I wouldn’t go near her. I thought she was like, toxic,” Patrick to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall IVIG OCD PANDAS Source Type: news

The Worst, Most Persistent Myths about OCD
This is what most people think obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) looks like: washing your hands excessively because you’re a germaphobe. Sometimes, people think it’s also needing to have a neat, orderly home, and checking to see if you locked the door way too many times. And while some of this is true for some people with OCD, it misses the majority of individuals with the illness. As psychologist Martin Hsia, Psy.D, said, “OCD takes many different forms that don’t get written about.” The Many, Many Forms of OCD “To paraphrase Tolstoy, in Anna Karenina, famously speaking abou...
Source: Psych Central - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Self-Help Stigma Treatment Compulsions Intrusive Thoughts Obsessions Ocd OCD facts OCD myths Unwanted Thoughts what OCD feels like what OCD looks like Source Type: news

OCD symptoms could be reduced with 'brain-training' app, study says
Obsessive compulsive disorder, including excessive handwashing and contamination fears, could be managed with a " brain training " app, according to developers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain training app helps reduce OCD symptoms, study finds
(University of Cambridge) A 'brain training' app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing and contamination fears. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most people don't know the difference between OCD and OCPD
(Binghamton University) The general public has trouble understanding differences between obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pedophilia OCD: The Conundrum to Let Go of the Fight
If you experience pedophilia OCD, you are someone who loves children. You may also struggle with unwanted sexual thoughts. Before OCD began to trigger you with this type of thoughts, you may have believed such thoughts would never cross your mind. And when they did, you felt ashamed, guilty, and confused. Trying to suppress and fight those thoughts appeared to be the most logical solution. The idea of not doing anything about intrusive thoughts seems despicable. Your mind may say, “If I let those thoughts happen without doing anything, it probably means I enjoy them!” You may respond, “Of course not! But...
Source: Psych Central - October 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Anxiety Anxiety Disorder Avoidance Pedophilia OCD pOCD Source Type: news

Interventions for common mental health problems among university and college students: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Huang J, Nigatu YT, Smail-Crevier R, Zhang X, Wang J.
Common mental health problems (CMHPs), such as depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are internalizing disorders with high comorbidity. University and college students are under many st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Natural remedies for OCD are just as effective as Big Pharma's risky psychiatric drugs
(Natural News) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects more than two percent of the population. At first glance, this might not seem like much but OCD is the fourth most commonly occurring mental health issue. There are existing prescription drugs and behavioral treatments for patients with OCD. However, studies have shown that natural remedies are just as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain ’s support cells may play a central role in repetitive behaviors related to OCD
Repetitive behavior disorders are relatively common. One of the best known in this family is obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, which affects more than2 percent of the U.S. population. Existing treatments, often medications, may not bring adequate relief for about half of those with the disorder.UCLA researchers have uncovered some of the basic brain mechanisms behind repetitive behavior, which may ultimately lead to new ways to treat psychiatric disorders, including OCD, at their root.The study, published in the journal  Neuron, was led by Baljit Khakh, professor of physiology and neurobiology at UCLA.Khakh and h...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Book Review: You Are Not A Rock
No one wants to feel sad, angry, lonely, or anxious, but by avoiding those feelings, we may only make things worse. In You Are Not A Rock: A Step-By-Step Guide to Better Mental Health (For Humans), Mark Freeman encourages readers to feel feelings because we are not rocks. We do feel things and he provides steps to do this without becoming overwhelmed by our emotions. Freeman shares his personal experiences with compulsion and how he engaged in OCD behaviors to avoid unpleasant emotions. And he admits that his attempts at dealing with his feelings were a problem. Feelings can help us practice emotional fitness, which may in...
Source: Psych Central - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Mindfulness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment mark freeman mental health book you are not a rock Source Type: news

FDA approves magnetic brain-zapping helmet to treat OCD
Obsessive compulsive disorder leaves 2.3 percent of Americans with repetitive, intrusive thoughts and behaviors, but the FDA has approved a new device to disrupt this loop in the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Adaptive Care Model: Treating the Whole Person, Not Just the Eating Disorder
Eating disorders are dangerous, life-threatening conditions that affect all aspects of the individual. In the past, many treatment models focused solely on the psychological, medical and nutritional components of the eating disorder itself rather than treating the complete, individual person. Now there is a model that builds off the traditional methods to focus on healing all dimensions of the whole person. To do this, clinicians must understand the biological underpinnings that cause eating disorders and the behaviors that help maintain them long-term, and work together in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve total health....
Source: Psych Central - August 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D, CEDS Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Neuroscience Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

BrainsWay wins ‘historic milestone’ clearance to treat OCD
BrainsWay said it has won de novo clearance from the FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults. The clearance marks the second indication granted for BrainsWay Deep TMS, and the first noninvasive medical device clearance for the treatment of OCD. The FDA  cleared the device for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in 2013. Deep TMS treatment is non-invasive, requires no anesthesia and has been demonstrated to be safe and well-tolerated, according to a statement by the Jerusalem, Israel-based company. BrainsWay&r...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Brainsway De Novo Clearance Source Type: news

BrainsWay ’s New Indication Is Aimed at OCD Patients
About 3% of the US population suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to an article published on HealthyPlace.com Statistics also show that one in every 200 children suffers from the disorder. BrainsWay is looking to use its technology to help treat the illness, which is described as a disorder of the brain that adversely affects behavior and causes intense anxiety in those with the condition. The Jerusalem, Israel-based company recently received De Novo clearance from FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for the treatment of OCD in adults. BrainsWay said this clearance r...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Magnetic Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brainsway wins FDA nod for OCD-treating TMS system
The FDA today said it granted de novo approval for Brainsway‘s deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system, now indicated for treating obsessive compulsive disorder. The TMS system uses magnetic fields to simulate nerves in the brain, and has been shown to reduce the severity of OCD in patients. A 100-patient randomized, multi-center study of the device indicated that patients who received TMS treatment alongside medical management had a higher response rate, at 38%, than those treated with medical management and a sham device, at 11%. The most frequent adverse reaction was headache, which was reported by 37.5% of ...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Brainsway Source Type: news

FDA Clears Brain Stimulation Device for OCD FDA Clears Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
The Brainsway deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system is an option for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have not responded to traditional treatments.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Magnetic Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- The Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is a chronic condition characterized by uncontrollable,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA permits marketing of transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

With Short, Intense Sessions, Some Patients Finish Therapy in Just Weeks
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREA PETERSEN Tags: Anxiety and Stress Therapy and Rehabilitation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Veterans Mental Health and Disorders Psychology and Psychologists Phobias Source Type: news

Preschooler's Perfectionism May Predict OCD in Adolescence
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Tendencies toward perfectionism and excessive self-control in children are associated with the onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and smaller dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) volumes in later childhood and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Areas of Higher Latitude Tied to Elevated OCD Risk Areas of Higher Latitude Tied to Elevated OCD Risk
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is more common in individuals living in areas of high latitude, likely because of the effect of decreased sunlight on circadian rhythms, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: OCD: Why living in a sunless region can increase symptoms
Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms are influenced by where a person lives and how much access they have to sunlight. Researchers explain why this may be. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news