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Journal Highlights Effectiveness of Research Based Psychotherapies for Youth
April 15, 2008 • Science Update
Reviews of the current research on psychosocial and behavioral therapies, or psychotherapies, for children and adolescents found a number of “well established” and “probably efficacious” treatments for many mental disorders. The results were published in a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
OCD Risk Higher When Several Variations in Gene Occur Together
April 7, 2008 • Science Update
Several variations within the same gene act together to raise the risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), new NIMH research suggests.
Gene Triggers Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-Like Syndrome in Mice
August 22, 2007 • Press Release
Using genetic engineering, researchers have created an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - like set of behaviors in mice and reversed them with antidepressants and genetic targeting of a key brain circuit. The study, by NIH-funded researchers, suggests new strategies for treating the disorder.
Half of Adults With Anxiety Disorders Had Psychiatric Diagnoses in Youth
February 7, 2007 • Science Update
About half of adults with an anxiety disorder had symptoms of some type of psychiatric illness by age 15, a NIMH-funded study shows.
How Strep Triggers Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – New Clues
October 11, 2006 • Science Update
A likely mechanism by which a bacterial infection triggers obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in some children has been demonstrated by NIMH scientists and collaborators at California State University and the University of Oklahoma.
Psychotherapy, Medications Best for Youth With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
October 28, 2004 • Press Release
Children and adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) respond best to a combination of both psychotherapy and an antidepressant, a major clinical trial has found.
Mutant Gene Linked to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
October 23, 2003 • Press Release
Analysis of DNA samples from patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related illnesses suggests that these neuropsychiatric disorders affecting mood and behavior are associated with an uncommon mutant, malfunctioning gene that leads to faulty transporter function and regulation.