obsessive-compulsive disorder


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an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and persistent thoughts and feelings and repetitive, ritualized behaviors

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Intact coding region of the serotonin transporter gene in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal risk factors in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Bond writes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified is a fast-moving, interesting, and simply written book which clarifies the mystery of this little understood disease.
Deep brain stimulation using the Reclaim system may provide some relief to certain patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder who have not responded to conventional therapy," said Dr.
Several neurochemicals--for example, glutamate--have been implicated as having roles in the pathophysiology of both obsessive-compulsive disorder (15) and epilepsy.
To compare the effectiveness of intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with less frequent treatments in terms of reducing obsessive-compulsive symptoms, the researchers randomized 40 children aged 7-17 years who met the diagnostic criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder to receive intensive (daily) sessions of CBT or weekly sessions, which are a current standard of care (J.
Under this statute an obsessive-compulsive disorder becomes and asset not a disability.
The court heard she had been diagnosed suffering from an obsessive-compulsive disorder and that compulsive overspending may be part of the disorder.
The law requires coverage for nine specific mental-health diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder major depressive disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, pervasive development disorder or autism, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
A 1999 study by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of NIMH's 1997 research grants ("A Mission Forgotten: The Failure of the National Institute of Mental Health To Do Sufficient Research in Severe Mental Illnesses") reported that only 8 percent of its total grant funds were allocated for research on clinical or treatment aspects of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder combined.
She was described as suffering from an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, however, involves an extreme of this kind of behaviour.
Although prevalence rates in the OCD literature vary, it has been estimated that 1 in 200 young persons suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder - 3 or 4 students in an average-size elementary school.
Some people with social phobia may also have other anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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