Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

Latest Research

Stepped care in aged care (UK)

Stepped care is conceptual approach to healthcare that is driven primarily by economics. In essence it starts with the cheapest and simplest intervention and then you work your way through more and more expensive interventions. At each stage it is hoped that large...

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Prospective memory and OCD

Prospective memory and OCD

Did I lock the front door? Did I lock the front door? I have said this to myself many times.  If I am feeling particularly distracted then it wont be unusual that I will check the front door.  If I had OCD I might check it multiple times even when the first check...

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Assessing OCD in children

Assessing OCD in children

Obsessive compulsive disorder presents slightly differently between children and adults.  If we use the metaphor of a cold – it starts off sounding and feeling one way but develops over time, seemingly moving in the body and gathering strength.  However, from the...

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Deep brain stimulation and OCD

We will be talking about deep brain stimulation (DBS) for OCD but lets take a brief diversion first.  If you were ever a medical history buff you may have heard of trepanation,   From the image below you can see that involves making a hole in the skull. At first pass...

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