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Barney, Jennifer Y.; Field, Clint E.; Morrison, Kate L.; Twohig, Michael P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a modern form of cognitive behavior therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness-based procedures to address clinical issues. A brief protocol of ACT was used with 3 children ages 10 and 11 years who were diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Results showed notable and clinically significant…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Behavior Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, School Psychologists
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Chaturvedi, Amrita; Murdick, Nikki L.; Gartin, Barbara C. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
The presence of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) impairs social, emotional and academic functioning. Individuals with OCD may have co-morbid disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, or Tourette syndrome. Challenges occur when students with OCD become a part of the general education…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comorbidity
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Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
Research in etiology, neurobiology, genetics, clinical correlates, and evidence-based treatments in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder indicate a need for the revision of the Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder first published a decade ago. The…
Descriptors: Evidence, Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, Adolescents
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Ghahari, Shima; Hassani, Hamidreza; Purmofrad, Maryam – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
Unlike such cognitive impairments as autism and schizophrenia, the speech pattern in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has largely remained underrepresented. We examined the pragmatic competence of OCD-affected individuals under two variant modes: pragmatic recognition and pragmatic production. In the recognition phase, the informants completed…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Pragmatics, Speech Acts, Interviews
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Khodayarifard, Mohammad; McClenon, James – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Iranian clinical psychologists have devised family therapy methods that use cognitive behavior models that ft with their collectivist Islamic culture. The authors review Islamic-based strategies and describe family therapy with a culturally specific case of childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder. Family therapy, adapted to integrated,…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Islamic Culture, Psychologists, Behavior Modification
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Ruzzano, Laura; Borsboom, Denny; Geurts, Hilde M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
The association between autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) seems largely dependent upon observed similarities in the repetitive behaviors that manifest in both disorders. The aim of this study was to use a network approach to explore the interactions between these behaviors. We constructed a network based on clinician's…
Descriptors: Autism, Anxiety Disorders, Repetition, Behavior Disorders
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Gilbert, Andrew R.; Akkal, Dalila; Almeida, Jorge R. C.; Mataix-Cols, David; Kalas, Catherine; Devlin, Bernie; Birmaher, Boris; Phillips, Mary L. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009
The use of functional magnetic resonance imaging on a group of pediatric subjects with obsessive compulsive disorder reveals that this group has reduced activity in neural regions underlying emotional processing, cognitive processing, and motor performance as compared to control subjects.
Descriptors: Brain, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Neurological Organization, Diagnostic Tests
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Johnson, Aleta – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2014
Cases of obsessional slowness, a variant of obsessive compulsive disorder, have been documented in case literature regarding relatively low functioning populations. However, obsessional slowness can also present in higher functioning populations, including college and graduate students, as illustrated here by three case examples from a competitive…
Descriptors: College Students, Behavior Disorders, Case Studies, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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MacMaster, Frank P.; O'Neill, Joseph; Rosenberg, David R. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
Neuroimaging findings support the frontal-striatal-thalamic model of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Glutamate is also implicated in the pathological finding of the disease. Implications for pediatric OCD treatments are discussed.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Pediatrics, Neurology, Diagnostic Tests
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Ginsburg, Golda S.; Kingery, Julie Newman; Drake, Kelly L.; Grados, Marco A. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
The study examines predictors of treatment response in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is a severe mental illness causing distress and impaired functioning. Summarized findings of psychosocial factors and medication interventions are presented.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Pediatrics, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Treatment
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McKay, Dean; Andover, Margaret – Behavior Modification, 2012
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) has many behavioral and cognitive features that would make it appear to be closely tied to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Obsessive-compulsive-related disorders (OCRDs) have been described in the literature as conditions that share a common phenomenology, neurobiology, and treatment response. The authors…
Descriptors: Injuries, Phenomenology, Self Destructive Behavior, Behavior Disorders
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Ay, Ismail; Secer, Ismail; Simsek, Mustafa Kerim – International Education Studies, 2017
Purpose of this study is to adapt anxiety and depression questionnaire for children into Turkish culture and to analyze the psychometric characteristics of it on clinical and nonclinical samples separately. The study is a descriptive survey research. The study was conducted on two different sample groups, clinical and nonclinical. The clinical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety Disorders, Questionnaires
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Lucas, Matthew D.; Sturgis, Amanda L. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2012
The participation of a student with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in recess can often be both challenging and rewarding for the student and teacher. This paper will address common characteristics of students with OCD and present basic solutions to improve the experience of these students in the recess setting. Initially the definition,…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Recess Breaks, Student Behavior, Special Education
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Jassi, Amita D.; Kolvenbach, Sarah; Heyman, Isobel; Macleod, Trish; Rose, Joel; Diamond, Holly – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children can be difficult to detect. Schools and families need to be made aware of the signs and symptoms of OCD in order to facilitate access to treatment. Parents of children with OCD may require support as well as knowledge. This study evaluated two initiatives aimed at increasing knowledge and…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Parents, Foreign Countries, Family Programs
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Malakar, Partha; Basu, Jayanti – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of the study was to determine whether the general intelligence, cognitive processes, school achievement, and intelligence-achievement relationship of adolescents with subclinical levels of obsessive-compulsive symptoms differed from those of their normal counterparts. From an initial large pool of 14-year-old Bengali students in eighth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Processes
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