Comorbidity in Tourette Syndrome: lifetime prevalence and risks
Finally we have a study that provides us with some analysis of comorbidity in Tourette Syndrome (TS) based on a large sample size. The Tourette Syndrome Association International Consortium for Genetics has published a report that looked at lifetime prevalence, clinical associations, ages of highest risk, and etiology of psychiatric comorbidity in 1,374 individuals with TS who were compared to 1,142 TS-unaffected family members. Some of the key findings include: The lifetime prevalence of any psychiatric comorbidity among individuals with TS was 85.7%; 57.7% of individuals with TS had 2 or more psychiatric disorders. 72.1% of individuals with TS met DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for OCD or ADHD. Other disorders, including ...
ADHD may raise the odds of premature death
I realize this post will likely distress or upset some readers, but sticking our heads in the sand about risks our loved ones or students may face won't help. So as alarming as the research results may be, if it gets us off the dime in protecting our families or getting them help, it's important to discuss. Health24 reports: People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the common disorder, a new study finds. The risk is small, but it's a clear indication that the disorder is a serious problem, the researchers said. Risk ...
Successful cognitive behavioral therapy in youth equals decreased thinking about suicide
Penn Medicine researchers found that patients who did not respond to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety in childhood had more chronic and enduring patterns of suicidal ideation at 7 to 19 years after treatment. This study adds to the literature that suggests that successful CBT for childhood anxiety confers long-term benefits. The complete study is available in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. "This study underscores the importance of the identification and evidence-based treatment of youth anxiety," says lead author, Courtney Benjamin Wolk, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services ...
Major Depression in the National Comorbidity Survey – Adolescent Supplement: Prevalence, Correlates, and Treatment
A recent study published in the January 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry underscores the important public health significance of depression among U.S. adolescents. Mental disorders are the leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide with 40.5% of this burden attributable to major depression. In adolescence, rates of depression increase substantially between 13 and 18 years of age, and the estimated cumulative incidence in this population approximates the adult lifetime prevalence rate. Using data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents who participated in the National Comorbidity Survey - Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A), a ...
Tourette Syndrome World Congress – London, June 24-26, 2015
The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS), Tourettes Action-UK (TA), along with other partners, are proud to present the 1st World Congress on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. As we join efforts to identify the cause(s) and work towards the development of improved treatments for Tic Disorders and associated conditions, new frontiers and global collaboration will be established. The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for disseminating current advances in all areas of TS within relevant scientific and medical communities. We anticipate that this Congress will also act as a ...
Impact of a behavioral sleep intervention on symptoms and sleep in children with ADHD
Harriet Hiscock, Emma Sciberras, Fiona Mensah, Bibi Gerner, Daryl Efron, Sonia Khano, and Frank Oberklaid conducted research on sleep interventions and their impact on functioning in 244 children with ADHD who were seen in pediatric practices in Australia. The study, which was published in the January issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), also looked at the impact of the interventions on parents' mental health. The study used a randomized controlled trial whereby families in the intervention condition received information on good sleep hygiene practices and standardized behavioral strategies. There were two fortnightly consultations and a follow-up telephone call in ...
ResearchOne in six college students misuse ADHD stimulant drugs
Getting into trouble with drugs is one way to derail a promising future, and a lot more than traffickers in hard narcotics are engaging in risky behavior on university campuses. A recent literature review...Boredom and frustration trigger skin-picking and other compulsive behaviors
An interesting news release from the University of Montreal: Individuals who get easily bored, frustrated or impatient are more inclined to develop skin-picking and other body-focused repetitive behaviors,...About 7% of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study Comorbidity in Tourette Syndrome: lifetime prevalence and risks
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EventOCD NJ to host annual conference March 15 in Garwood
NJ.com reports: OCD NJ, an affiliate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, will host its 15th annual Conference on Sunday, March 15, at The Westwood in Garwood. The conference...Tourette Syndrome World Congress – London, June 24-26, 2015
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