Now there is increasing evidence that infection-triggered autoimmune and inflammatory reactions affecting neuronal cells in the basal ganglia of the brain can also cause sudden onset obsessive-compulsive
behaviors and movement disorders in children.
Of particular interest have been the relationships between dissociative tendency and obsessive-compulsive
symptoms as well.
The psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive
5] The disorder is highly comorbid with obsessive-compulsive
and related disorders, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, alcohol dependence, eating disorders and tic disorders.
The findings have implications for treating compulsive behavior, which is associated with many forms of psychiatric disease, including obsessive-compulsive
disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome, and eating disorders.
symptoms and psychotic symptoms occurred simultaneously in 24% of patients, and the obsessive-compulsive
symptoms followed the first occurrence of psychotic symptoms in 28%.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new quarterly journal, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive
and Related Disorders.
To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate obsessive-compulsive
symptom structure in patients with schema and locus of control.
of Pittsburgh) and Dougherty (psychiatry, Harvard Medical School) bring together psychiatrists from the US, Korea, and Israel to provide mental health professionals with an overview of obsessive-compulsive
disorder, its causes, manifestations, and evidence-based treatment for adults and children, such as behavioral therapy, support groups, medication, and surgery.
The topics include the relationship of body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders to obsessive-compulsive
disorder, symptoms dimensions in obsessive-compulsive
disorder and implications for DSM-V, genetics, neurological considerations in autism and Parkinson's Disease, cross-species models, and cross-national and ethnic issues.
Genomewide linkage scan for obsessive-compulsive
disorder: evidence for susceptibility loci on chromosomes 3q, 7p, 1q, 15q, and 6q.
Comment: Hyperactivity of glutamatergic neurotransmission has been implicated in the pathogenesis of obsessive-compulsive