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Study shows obsessive-compulsive disorder runs in families
Researchers have laid to rest the myth that another mental disorder stems from (2000-04-20)

Treatments reduce strep-triggered symptoms of OCD and tics in some children
Plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin reduced symptoms in children with strep-triggered obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) and tics. After one year, 82 percent of the affected children showed symptom reductions of at least 50%. NIMH researcher Susan Swedo, M.D. and colleagues report on their findings in the Oct. 2 Lancet. (1999-09-30)

Newest Depression Medications Widely Prescribed For Children
A majority of family physicians and pediatricians are treating children with Prozac-type drugs for mild to moderate mental illness, despite a lack of scientific evidence to support their safety and effectiveness in youngsters, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. (1999-05-01)

Study Launched To Test Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor In Children Suffering From Anxiety Disorders
Nearly 12 million children and adolescents are diagnosed with emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression, in the United States each year. Yet because the medications used to treat these disorders are tested mainly on adults, little is known about their safety and efficacy in children and adolescents. Now, a new National Institutes of Health research center at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons aims to correct that deficit. (1997-09-12)

Working Memory May Operate Outside Of Conscious Awareness, According To Pitt And Carnegie Mellon Researchers
Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Carnegie Mellon University identifies regions of the brain that allow learning to take place without the person being consciously aware of it. The process and the regions are described intoday's issue of Science (1997-05-22)

New Guidelines To Set Standards For Best Treatment Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
A team of psychiatrists led by Duke University Medical Center has developed the first hands-on, practical reference guide to help clinicians treat real-world patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a condition that is often more complex and treatment-resistant than textbook cases indicate (1997-05-12)

Altered Gene Increases Men's Risk For Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Possessing an altered form of a gene involved in communication between the brain's nerve cells may put certain men at greater risk of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), report Rockefeller University scientists. This is the first susceptibility gene isolated for OCD, which affects 1 to 3 percent of the U.S. population (1997-04-29)

Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders
A blood test that searches for susceptibility to rheumatic fever may identify children at risk for obsessive-compulsive or other behavior disorders. Some psychiatric illnesses may be triggered by strep infections and could therefore be treated with penicillin (1997-02-18)

What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
For the first time, scientists have a neurobiological explanation for the variation in severity of tics in Tourette Syndrome. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have traced such symptom differences to (1996-09-03)

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