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National Institute of Mental Health Audio Podcasts (06/06/10)

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) started to release podcasts (short audio recordings of interviews with researchers, professors, clinicians, etc.) on various mental health topics in April. Summaries of the most recently released podcasts will be posted from time-to-time. Today’s summary includes four podcasts that discuss recent developments in Autism, depression, and Tourette’s syndrome. […]

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Dr. John Piacentini

Behavioral Intervention Effectively Controls Tics In Pediatric Tourette Syndrome

A comprehensive behavioral therapy is more effective than basic supportive therapy and education in helping children with Tourette syndrome manage their tics, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The study was published May 19, 2010, in a special issue of the Journal of the American Medication Association dedicated […]

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The Impact Of Infections And Stress On Children With Tourette Syndrome And OCD

PANDAS is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections. This diagnosis was created when clinicians observed that following streptococcal infections, which include strep throat, scarlet fever, and impetigo, children developed tics and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). (read the full story)

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Psychosurgery With Deep Brain Stimulation Makes A Gentle Comeback

Psychosurgery is making a comeback. Recently published case series have shown encouraging results of so-called deep brain stimulation (DBS) in treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder, depressive disorders, and Tourette syndrome. In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, authors Jens Kuhn (University of Cologne) and Theo P J Gründer (Max Planck Institute, Cologne) and their co-authors provide […]

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Science Daily Research News Update 5-21-08

Today’s update details new research which covers a broad spectrum of health related topics, such as hypnotherapy treatment for ulcerative colitis, yet another reason not to smoke, even more benefits of exercise, IQ and physical attractiveness lead to more money, computerized games can keep the elderly mentally sharp, and the EEG predicts neurological recovery in […]

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Excellent Free Resource: Comprehensive Neurofeedback Bibliography

Many neurofeedback clinicians and researchers are already aware of this latest free resource to be added to The Behavioral Medicine Report. However, I want to alert the general public, students, and other interested persons to this excellent document from The International Society of Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR): The Comprehensive Neurofeedback Bibliography. Check the end of […]

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