Obsessive compulsive disorder/OCD

Expert Q&A

An Update on Neuromodulation Techniques for Older Adults

Topics: Anxiety | Deep brain stimulation (DBS) | Dementia | Depression | ECT | Electroconvulsive therapy | magnetic seizure therapy (MST) | mild cognitive impairment | Neuromodulation | Obsessive compulsive disorder/OCD | Personality Disorders | SAINT protocol | Theta burst stimulation | TMS | Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) | Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation | Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

CGPR: One of the more interesting neuromodulation interventions is magnetic seizure therapy (MST). How does it work? Dr. Lisanby: MST is an investigational form of treatment for depression. Similar to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), MST induces seizures with the intention of therapeutic benefit, but the big difference between MST and ECT is how the se

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Clinical Update

Deliberate Foreign Body Ingestion

Topics: Borderline Personality Disorder | Deliberate foreign body ingestion | DFBI | Free Articles | Gastroenterology | Malingering | Management | Obsessive compulsive disorder/OCD | Personality Disorders | Pica | Psychosis | Self-injury | Swallowing

During morning rounds at your inpatient unit, you are informed by staff that your patient M, a 32-year-old woman with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, has swallowed a small pencil. This is her fourth swallowing episode since her admission to the unit 2 weeks ago. Even though you had restricted her access to sharp objects, she has ma

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