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Wayne K. Goodman, MD

Articles by Wayne K. Goodman, MD:

  • Distinguishing OCD From Other Conditions
    17 May 2016

    Much of the confusion in the professional and lay literature regarding the differences between OCD and other conditions stems from the many different uses of the words obsession and compulsion. […]

  • Medications for OCD
    17 May 2016

    The modern era in the pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) began in the late 1960s with the observation that clomipramine, not other tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine (Tofranil), was effective […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about OCD
    17 May 2016

    What is the difference between the ruminations of depression and the obsessions of OCD? Morbid preoccupations (sometimes called ruminations) of depression can be mislabeled as obsessional thinking. The depressed patient […]

  • Conditions Related to OCD
    17 May 2016

    Some conditions have been referred to as Obsessive-Compulsive (OC) Spectrum Disorders on the basis of clinical similarities to OCD (i.e., recurrent disturbing ideas or irresistible urges), higher-than-expected co-occurrence with OCD, […]

  • An Introduction to Treatment of OCD
    17 May 2016

    Prior to the late 1960s, OCD was generally considered unresponsive to a range of conventional therapies. Traditional talk therapy based on psychoanalytic principles was rarely successful in reducing the severity […]

  • The Impact of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    17 May 2016

    How common is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Until recently, OCD was considered a rare ailment. Findings from a large survey suggest that 2 to 3 percent of the population (roughly five […]

  • Medications for Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
    17 May 2016

    The modern era in the pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) began in the late 1960s with the observation that clomipramine, not other tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine (Tofranil), was effective […]

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
    17 May 2016

    Some conditions have been referred to as Obsessive-compulsive (OC) spectrum disorders on the basis of clinical similarities to OCD (i.e., recurrent disturbing ideas and/or irresistible urges), higher than expected co-occurrence […]

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents
    17 May 2016

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) usually begins in adolescence or young adulthood and is seen in as many as one in 200 children and adolescents. OCD is characterized by recurrent obsessions and/or […]

  • The Course of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    17 May 2016

    OCD can be relentless. If untreated, OCD is usually chronic and follows a waxing and waning course. That is, symptoms may get somewhat better for months or even years, only […]

  • Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Before the late 1960s, OCD was generally considered unresponsive to a range of conventional therapies. Traditional talk therapy based on psychoanalytic principles was rarely successful in reducing the severity of […]

  • How Do I Know If I Have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    There is no reliable diagnostic test for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The diagnosis is usually based on a thorough face-to-face interview conducted by an experienced mental health professional. Perhaps someday, as […]

  • What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an illness that affects thoughts and actions and is believed to be rooted in a biochemical imbalance of the brain. OCD is classified as an anxiety […]

  • What Causes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
    17 May 2016

    A condition resembling OCD has been recognized for more than 300 years. Each stage in the history of OCD has been influenced by the intellectual and scientific climate of the […]