Tag-arkiv: obsessive compulsive disorder

PodCast: Interview med Jonathan Abramowitz om OCD

Over på behaviortherapist.com har de et interview med dr. Jonathan Abramowitz om obsessiv-kompulsiv tilstand. Han fortæller bl.a. om:

* Hvad er Obsessiv-Compulsiv Disoder (OCD)? (På dansk tvangstanker og tvangshandlinger.)

* Almindelige former for OCD, herunder fælles kategorier for obsessioner – OCD er ikke altid frygt for bakterier og at vaske af hænder!

* Forskellige former for behandling af OCD og deres relative effektivitet.

* Hvad er Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) – det er ikke så slemt som det lyder! Abramowitz giver en fremragende gennemgang af baggrunden for og formålet med ERP og hvordan behandlingen udføres.

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David Beckham about OCD on the last episode of Parkinson.

David Beckham revealed the extent of his obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) on the last episode of Parkinson.

In the finale of the host’s enduring chat show, the former England captain said:

“In our house in Spain we used to have this big rug that when you hoovered it, you could do it in lines like Wembley.”

“Victoria used to catch me after the kids had gone to bed doing the hoovering and it would all be in perfect lines.”

Beckham on the last Parkinson Show:

Broadcasted 17th. december 2007

OCD Video

It’s a Brain thing: OCD

Learn about obsessive/compulsive disorder. Some interesting data about the physical changes both psychotherapy and medications make on PET scans in folks with OCD.

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Vigtigt protein mangler hos OCD-ramte

brainForskere har fundet frem til at et protein sandsynligvis spiller en væsentlig rolle ved Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Det ser ud til, at der er en dysfunktion i det cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical kredsløb, der også har indflydelse på OCD. Proteinet SAPAP3, også kendt som DLGAP3, er et protein, der findes i striatum, hvor det er vigtigt for at signaler kan sendes over synapsekløften, altså at nerverne kan ’snakke’ sammen. Striatum er et område i hjernen, der håndtere planlægningen og udførelsen af bevægelser samt andre kognitive funktioner – et område i hjernen, der er en vigtig ‘beslutningstager’.

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Internet Addiction Redefined and New Standards Set for Its Treatment

A senior lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Dannon is known worldwide for work in the area of gambling and addiction, a major research focus for him since 1995. His first article on kleptomania was published in 1996. He will present his new research findings on addiction at the National Gambling Council’s meeting in Las Vegas this November.

Is your first craving in the morning for your computer mouse? Do you obsessively check email in the middle of the night?

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Identifying patients with OCD using MR scan

In a study of brain imaging using MR scan it was found that its possible to identify with 93% accuracy rate patients that have OCD over those that don’t by looking at the whole brain image. Læs resten

Intensive Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for children

At the ADAA 27th Annual Conference 2007 (ADAA is The Anxiety Disorders Association of America) two completed research programs for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder treatment were presented:

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