Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common condition, characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts, pictures, doubts or urges experienced as repetitive and distressing. Some common obsessions include fear about dirt or contamination, religious obsessions, unwanted aggressive or sexual thoughts and discomfort if things are not symmetrical or even (Mataix-Cols et al., 2008).
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
This is for delegates only. The 2022 ACAMH Jack Tizard International Conference will provided an updated and evidence-based overview on the clinical presentation and management of anxiety disorders in the clinical setting as well as in schools.Read more
Michael H. Bloch, M.D., M.S. graduated from Yale School of Medicine and completed his child and adult psychiatry training at Yale. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on evidence-based medicine and developing improved treatments for individuals with mental illness across the lifespan using clinical trials and meta-analysisRead more
Research on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify neural markers that might predict a child’s response to treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Read more
Coronavirus, and helping children with autism – Episode 4 ‘Autism, a parents guide’ with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin
Practical tips for parents, in light of school closures, on how to manage anxiety and obsessive behaviours that might be heightened by the cornavirus pandemic. Includes transcript, and links.Read more
Dr. Jon Goldin Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, working at Great Ormond Street Hospital discusses child mental health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
Researchers in London have studied the relationship between anxiety sensitivity (the tendency to fear anxiety symptoms) and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms.Read more
Most cited CAMH paper #18 of 25: The Diagnostic Utility of Executive Function Assessments in the Identification of ADHD in Children
Joni Holmes, Susan E. Gathercole, Maurice Place, Tracy P. Alloway, Julian G. Elliott, Kerry A. Hilton.Read more
Key Practitioner Message includes; Guidance from clinicians about the difficulties in executive functioning experienced by children with ADHD may prove helpful to teachers and parents.
Most cited CAMH paper joint #20 of 25: Children’s Voices: A Review of the Literature Pertinent to Looked‐After Children’s Views of Mental Health Services
Julie Davies, John Wright.Read more
Key Practitioner Message (Relating to looked‐after children and service user involvement) includes; Vulnerable children should be given equal choice and involvement in their treatment decisions and not miss out on the wider NHS drive for service user involvement.
OCD usually starts in early adolescence but is often not diagnosed until adulthood. We don’t know what causes OCD, but several factors are thought to play a part, such as biological, psychological, and environmental factors. We do know that OCD is a very treatable condition.Read more
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