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November 20, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Link Between Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder And Postpartum Depression

November 20, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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As OCPD is one of the most common personality disorders in the general population, research into this topic is of great importance, say researchers. “We feel it is important to look beyond the clinical diagnosis, however, as experiencing OCPD symptoms is likely to interfere with psychological well-being as well,” study author Victor Pop told us. “As the perinatal period constitutes a timeframe of many changes and adaptations, expectant mothers with OCPD symptoms could be especially at risk to experience postpartum depressive symptoms.” [More]

December 8, 2014
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd


PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections - A New Diagnosis?

December 8, 2014 18:30 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

Investigation into PANDAS has led to a newer line of thought regarding rapid-onset OCD symptoms (Mittelman, 2012). A broader category called PANS, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Symptoms, is being investigated. This broader diagnosis has been suggested due to diagnostic difficulties with PANDAS. [More]

August 26, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Recognizing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children, and Helping Them Cope

August 26, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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Many of us have heard someone say they “are OCD”. We may have also told someone, “You are so OCD!” Some people do, in fact, have minor characteristics of OCD. They like things tidy, or they like to do things in a certain order and in a particular way. But clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a serious, even debilitating, mental illness for both adults and children. It can create significant distress, and interfere with daily functioning. People with severe symptoms of OCD may find it difficult to work, go to school, or carry out other daily activities. [More]

August 25, 2014
by Dr. DeeAnn Visk

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How to Best Treat Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

August 25, 2014 04:55 by Dr. DeeAnn Visk  [About the Author]

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What is the best way to help children from aged five to eight with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? A recent study from Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island offers an interesting insight. Researcher there found that family-based cognitive behavioral therapy is beneficial. They found that developmentally sensitive family-based treatment that included exposure/response prevention was more effective in reducing OCD symptoms and functional impairment in this age group when compared to a structured relaxation program. [More]