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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.

Fighting Anorexia

Fighting Anorexia: No One to Blame Dec. 5, 2005 Newsweek issue – “The age of their youngest patients has slipped to 9 years old, and doctors have begun to research the roots of this disease. Anorexia is probably hard-wired, the new thinking goes, and the...


Firesetting Behaviors Romberg  The Pennsylvania State University- College of Medicine July 2003   Normal adult fire behavior is the result of appropriate, supervised childhood: Fire interest: 3-5yo Fireplay: 5-9yo Firesetting: >10yo Psychosocial factors such as... Resource

Coalition Launches “Helping Parents Help Their Kids” Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005 Washington, D.C. – Today a large coalition of medical and family/patient advocacy organizations launched, a new resource center for parents...

FDA and Antidepressants in Children

FDA Statement on Recommendations of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs and Pediatric Advisory Committees September 16, 2004 – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally supports the recommendations that were recently made to the agency by the...
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