Psychology News and Research Briefs Category Archive:
PsychBriefs: January 13-19, 2008
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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Guidelines for Psychopharmacological Treatment of Young Children Released
In light of a recent increase in the number of children aged 3 to 6 receiving psychiatric medication, medical professionals have released a set of treatment guidelines.
Psychedelic Mushrooms: The Magic Cure for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
Just months after a Canadian medical professor revisited a 40-year-old experiment with LSD that kept some alcoholics sober since the sixties and researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reported that the rave drug Ketamine might just be...
Paxil Shown to Treat Compulsive Hoarding
A University of California, San Diego study shows that paroxetine (marketed as Paxil) is effective in treating compulsive hoarding syndrome. Studying 79 patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), 32 of whom also had compulsive hoarding syndrome, re...
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Human Genome Scan Uncovers Areas Associated with OCD
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have identified six areas of the human genome believed to lead to susceptibility for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In an analysis of DNA from 1,008 individuals from 219 families with two or more obsessive-co...
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