• Psychiatry

    News Alert regarding our new study: Standard treatment programmes for OCD are not always enough

    News alert written by Nanna Jespersgård, Aarhus University: Cognitive behavioural therapy helps hundreds of children and adolescents to enjoy a better life with OCD, but the standard treatment programme is insufficient for a particular group of young people, a new Danish study shows AARHUS UNIVERSITY They wash their hands until the skin hangs in tatters, are in a state of panic about bacteria and infections – and are unable to use common sense and distance themselves from the stressful thoughts that are controlling their lives. Teenagers with the contamination and washing variant of OCD are not generally more ill than children and adolescents with other forms of disabling obsessive thoughts…