OCD and Tic Disorders (June)

Date of Issue: 06/01/2011 | Volume: 2 | Number: 4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

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In This Issue


An Evidence-Based Approach to OCD

Topics: Anxiety Disorder | Child Psychiatry | OCD

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the mainstay of OCD treatment and has been shown to be more effective and more durable than medication, but it can be insufficient.

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Meds to Treat OCD

See all the approved and alternative treatments for OCD in children and adolescents.

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Tourette’s Syndrome: A Brief Summary

Topics: Anxiety Disorder | Child Psychiatry

Tourette’s syndrome is a disorder of both motor and vocal tics. If you see or hear both of these, you can make the diagnosis with confidence.

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Habit Reversal Training: Optimal Treatment for Tics

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Psychotherapy

Habit reversal training (HRT) is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that systematically targets tics.

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Expert QA

Tic Disorders and Comorbid Conditions

Topics: ADHD | Anxiety Disorder | Child Psychiatry | OCD

Sometimes complex motor tics and OCD compulsions can be difficult to differentiate, since both are related to urges to perform some type of activity or movement.

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Research Update

Which Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders Actually Work?

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Research Updates

The overwhelming prevalence of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) has led to almost countless interventions for children and adolescents with these diagnoses. But do we really have scientific proof that any of them work?

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