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OCD often cormorbid with ADHD.(obsessive-compulsive disorder)(attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder)(comorbidity)(Brief article)(Statistical data)

OCD often cormorbid with ADHD.(obsessive-compulsive disorder)(attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder)(comorbidity)(Brief article)(Statistical data) Splete, Heidi More than 25% of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder had comorbid attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in a consecutive study of 94 patients, reported Dr. Gabriele Masi and her associates at the Scientific Institute of Child Neurology and Psychiatry in Calambrone, Pisa (Italy). Overall, […]

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for OCD.(care and treatment)(Statistical data)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for OCD.(care and treatment)(Statistical data) Sullivan, Michele G. TORONTO — Childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder often responds very well to an intense course of cognitive-behavioral therapy with an emphasis on exposure and response prevention. Unfortunately, up to 5 million patients in the United States and Canada are not receiving complete treatment for their OCD, […]

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urged to resist profiteering.(pain medicine)

Pain specialists: urged to resist profiteering.(pain medicine) Dixon, Bruce K. SAN DIEGO — Challenges such as declining reimbursements and limitations on payor approval of prescribed therapies are creating fertile ground for conflict of interest and profiteering by physicians, Dr. Jerome Schofferman said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Those involved […]

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depression, impulsivity do not impede change for trauma patients with mild, moderate alcohol problems

Brief intervention works despite comorbidities: depression, impulsivity do not impede change for trauma patients with mild, moderate alcohol problems Damian McNamara FORT MYERS, FLA. — Depression and/or impulsivity do not get in the way of behavioral change for trauma patients who have participated in a brief motivational intervention for alcohol abuse, results of a study […]

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highest rate found in 18-25 age group

SAMHSA warns of OTC cough/cold medication abuse: highest rate found in 18-25 age group John R. Bell More than 3 million Americans aged 12-25 are thought to have used over-the-counter cough and cold medication nonmedically in 2006, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates. The estimates are based on results of the 2006 […]

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Lithium blood test system.(FYI)

Lithium blood test system.(FYI) The InstaRead Lithium system allows psychiatrists to monitor patient lithium levels in the office. The finger-stick …

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Memory training lifts some ADHD symptoms

Memory training lifts some ADHD symptoms Bruce Jancin VIENNA — A computerized method of systematically training working memory provides a nonpharmacologic means of reducing inattentive symptoms in children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Dr. Torkel Klingberg said at the annual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. In his randomized, double-blind, multicenter, controlled trial, parents of […]

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Two Candidates Vie for Top Spot

APA Election Highlights concerns over declining Membership, Managed Care: Two Candidates Vie for Top Spot Winnie Anne Imperio ORLANDO, FLA. — The debate over priorities of the American Psychiatric Association continues with this year’s selection of president-elect. In an era when psychiatry is pressured to provide much needed mental health services with little funding, candidates […]

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Intergenerational Trauma May Disrupt Attachment.(behavior)

Intergenerational Trauma May Disrupt Attachment.(behavior) MACREADY, NORRA SAN DIEGO — People who have been traumatized may unintentionally traumatize their own children–sometimes in subtle and unexpected ways, Dr. Mary Main reported at a conference on treating emotional trauma sponsored by the University of California, San Diego. One of the earliest manifestations of this intergenerational trauma is […]

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The value of medical hypnosis.

The value of medical hypnosis. London, Robert T. It’s been 30 years since I first began using hypnosis. For me, it’s been a great therapeutic tool. As an adjunctive technique, hypnosis has allowed me to integrate several behavioral therapies that often formed the basis of my treatment strategy. My early education in its use taught […]