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Archives for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety Disorders

Techniques to Ease OCD Symptoms in Children

Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, is an anxiety disorder that traps children in cycles of repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions are not your ordinary worries. They consume your child’s daily schedule and can cause distress. Compulsions are rituals children do to...
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Research Updates in Psychiatry

ANTIPSYCHOTICS Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics Effective for Some Indications Over the past decade or so, atypical antipsychotic use has exploded, for both FDA approved indications and off-label treatments. A recent meta-analysis examined the efficacy (when compared to placebo), comparative effectiveness (when compared to another...
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Research Updates in Psychiatry

TRICHOTILLOMANIA Olanzapine Effective for Trichotillomania Traditional treatment for trichotillomania involves medications used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examined if a dopaminergic agent—in this case olanzapine (Zyprexa)—would produce positive results. Researchers funded by Eli Lilly (the manufacturer of olanzapine) randomly...
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Carlat Psychiatry Report

Psychotherapy for OCD

You’re a cutting edge psychiatrist. Not only are you great with meds, but you have a passing knowledge of CBT (cognitive-behavior therapy) techniques for the treatment of OCD. Sorry. You’re already behind the curve. “ERP,” and not CBT, are the current hot initials when...
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