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OCD news relevant for Health Professionals - Please also check our calendar of OCD events and workshops for Health Professionals.

Should OCD be removed from Anxiety Disorders in DSM-5?

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is published by the American Psychiatric Association and provides clinicians with official definitions of, and criteria for, diagnosing mental disorders.

The current edition of the DSM (DSM-IV) categorises Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder (OCD) under 'Anxiety Disorders'. However, some experts have controversially suggested that the upcoming revised edition of the DSM removes OCD from this category and grouping it with putatively related conditions under the heading of 'related OCD conditions'. The proposed OCD-related conditions would include Obsessive–Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), Tic disorders, Hypochondriasis, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania and other grooming disorders, Eating disorders, Pathological Gambling (PG) and other Impulse-control disorders, including alcohol and substance dependence and Kleptomania.

Article posted on: Wed, 22/02/2012 - 12:02am Read more...

Genetic Research Grant

The James E. Marshall Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation today announced it has presented Dr. Gerald Nestadt, director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science with a $225,000 donation to support genetic research relating to OCD.

Article posted on: Sat, 18/02/2012 - 4:05pm Read more...

Conference: Self-Compassion and Self-Esteem

Charlie Waller Institute

Location: University of Reading
Date: 16th April 2012

Low self-esteem is both a pre-disposing factor for mental health problems, and a consequence of them. Hence, the majority of those with mental health problems experience the debilitating and distressing effects of low self-esteem. However, there are few evidence-based interventions available to guide the clinician in treatment. This 1-day conference will consider the state-of the-art conceptualisation and treatment of low self-esteem, with a particular focus on recent developments in compassion-based approaches.

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Presentation: Medfest Bristol Event

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Location: Education Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary
Date: Friday 2nd March 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Medfest Website

MedFest was founded in 2010 by Dr Kamran Ahmed, as the UK's first Medical Film Festival. It is run by a group of trainee psychiatrists and is supported by the Public Education Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Presentation: Medfest Manchester Event

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Location: Lecture theatre, University Place (SCAN building), Oxford Road, Manchester.
Date: Thursday 1st March 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Medfest Website

MedFest was founded in 2010 by Dr Kamran Ahmed, as the UK's first Medical Film Festival. It is run by a group of trainee psychiatrists and is supported by the Public Education Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Presentation: Medfest Leicester Event

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Location: LT1, The Attenborough building
Date: Thursday 1st March 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Medfest Website

MedFest was founded in 2010 by Dr Kamran Ahmed, as the UK's first Medical Film Festival. It is run by a group of trainee psychiatrists and is supported by the Public Education Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Presentation: Medfest University College London Event

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Location: Archeology Lecture Theatre, Gordon Square, UCL
Date: Thursday 1st March 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Medfest Website

MedFest was founded in 2010 by Dr Kamran Ahmed, as the UK's first Medical Film Festival. It is run by a group of trainee psychiatrists and is supported by the Public Education Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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