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Related terms: Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, OCPD

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...

Sudden Obsessions, Tantrums: What Is PANS in Kids?

TUESDAY, May 12, 2020 – Researchers may have gained new insights into a mystifying condition that causes children's behavior to change so severely and abruptly, it can be like they woke up as a...

Mental Disorders May Up Risk for Subsequent Medical Conditions

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 – The presence of a mental disorder is associated with an increased risk for many subsequent medical conditions, according to a study on a Danish population cohort published...

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...

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...

New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 – Tourette syndrome can be a nerve-wracking condition, but there are effective treatments for sufferers, a new American Academy of Neurology guideline says. Tourette is a...

AHA News: Top CEOs Offer Strategies to Improve Workplace Mental Health

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – More than 40 leading CEOs from around the country have issued a step-by-step plan to improve mental health in the workplace. The executives...

Sharp Rise Seen in Kids' ER Visits for Mental Health Woes

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 – Mental health issues are sending more and more kids and teens to hospital emergency rooms, and that increase has been most dramatic among minorities, a new report shows....

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...

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...

Did 2016 Election Unleash OCD in the USA?

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 – There's little doubt that the last presidential election sparked a host of emotions among Americans. But new research suggests it might also have triggered...

Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 – Americans may be more willing to talk about mental health issues these days, but misperceptions and stigmas persist, a new survey finds. The survey, of more than 3,000 U.S....

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