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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a unique problem for children and their families. Part of this information is presented with the permission of Amy Bridgeman, Cherie’ Inglis and Lisa Bonavita from their work at The Penn State College of Medicine. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional. If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician, the resources listed or other professional in your area.


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Treatment Update of OCD

Current trends in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Lisa Bonavita   The Pennsylvania State University - College of Medicine November 2004   DSM-IV Diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Either Obsessions or Compulsions: Obsessions defined as all of...

Pharmacologic Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Pharmacologic Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  in Children and Adolescents  Amy Bridgeman  The Pennsylvania State University - College of Medicine October 2003   Diagnosis DSM IV criteria for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (8): Either obsessions or...

OCD – A Treatment Review

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic, waxing and waning, DSM-IV Axis I disorder in which patients have recurrent intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that increase their anxiety level. They usually relieve this anxiety with recurrent standardized behaviors (compulsions). These symptoms are ego-dystonic and cause significant distress in the patients’ lives.

Children and Psychiatric Medication – a multimodal presentation

Children's Medications - a multimodal presentation A Presentation from  Penn State College of Medicine Supported in part by an advocacy grant from The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2005 - 2008 Chrome browser users may need the IE-On-Chrome...

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