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Obsessive-compulsive symptoms may be linked to ‘impaired ability to rely on the past’

February 27, 2020
Researchers have gained new insight into the cognitive and computational process underlying obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Specifically, patients…

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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy not effective for patients with OCD

February 4, 2020
Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder generally do not benefit from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, according to study results…

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Deep brain stimulation effective, safe for treatment-refractory OCD

January 16, 2020
Deep brain stimulation of the ventral anterior limb of the internal capsule, or vALIC, in a regular clinical setting is effective and safe for…

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ADHD, autism and 6 psychiatric disorders share common genetic structure

December 12, 2019
Researchers have identified eight psychiatric disorders that share a common genetic structure, according to study results published in Cell.

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CBT improves long-term outcomes for anxiety-related disorders

November 26, 2019
Cognitive behavioral therapy may improve outcomes for anxiety-related disorders compared with control conditions up to 1 year after treatment…

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Cohort study reveals age-specific risks for childhood and adolescent mental disorders

November 21, 2019
A nationwide population-based cohort study published in JAMA Psychiatry has reported the “first comprehensive assessment” of the…

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Evidence remains unclear on whether CBT benefits children with OCD

October 25, 2019
Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms shows…

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Fluoxetine may not treat OCD symptoms in patients with ASD

October 22, 2019
Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders who exhibit obsessive-compulsive disorder behaviors had significantly lower scores for OCD…

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OCD, PTSD symptoms overlap

September 10, 2019
Findings published in Psychiatry Research revealed significant overlap between self-reported PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms…

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Heightened impulsivity common in many psychiatric disorders

August 28, 2019
Results from a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry support delay discounting — a type of decision-making tied to impulsivity — as…

Massachusetts General ranked #1 hospital for psychiatry in 2019 to 2020

July 30, 2019
Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the number one hospital for psychiatric care in America for 2019 to 2020, according to the U.S. News

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Deep brain stimulation improves OCD symptoms

June 6, 2019
High-frequency deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, or dTMS, over the medial prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex safely improved…

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Many adolescents have mental disorders at the time of transition into adulthood

May 3, 2019
A Danish nationwide birth cohort study showed that the incidence rates of any mental disorder, substance use disorders, depression and anxiety…

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Adults with ADHD represent an important subgroup of OCD

April 29, 2019
Adult patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and ADHD experienced earlier onset of and more severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms, according to a…

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CBT, supportive psychotherapy improve body dysmorphia severity

February 20, 2019
Adults with body dysmorphic disorder benefited from both cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive psychotherapy, findings published in JAMA

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Lower birth weight may increase risk for neurodevelopmental disorders

February 7, 2019
After controlling for family-related confounders, lower birth weight was associated with an increased risk for several psychiatric disorders…

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Connectivity network predicts effects of deep brain stimulation for OCD

January 18, 2019
Study findings revealed that specific connectivity profiles — which comprised fronto-thalamic streamlines in the brain — can predict…

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Comorbidity within all mental disorders highly prevalent

January 16, 2019
In a Danish population-based cohort study of almost 6 million people, researchers found that individuals with any mental disorder were at increased…

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Obsessive compulsive symptoms common in community youth

January 2, 2019
After assessing data from a large community sample of more than 7,000 youth, researchers found a high rate of obsessive-compulsive symptoms…

CME Article

Comorbid Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Schizophrenia: Neurocognitive Profile

Psychiatric Annals, December 2018, Volume 48 Issue 12
Although schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are discrete psychiatric disorders, evidence from neuroimaging studies as well as…

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