Caleb W. Lack

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The presence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been linked to decreased quality of life (QoL) among adults, yet little is known about the impact of OCD on QoL in pediatric patients. Sixty-two youth with OCD and their parent(s) were administered the Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale following a clinical interview. Children completed(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to examine whether pediatric patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and hoarding symptoms differed in terms of clinical characteristics from pediatric OCD patients without hoarding symptoms. METHOD Eighty children and adolescents with OCD (range, 7-17 years) completed clinician-administered and parent- and(More)
Although attention has been given to presence of sleep related problems (SRPs) in children with psychiatric conditions, little has been reported on SRPs in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Sixty-six children and adolescents with OCD were administered the Children's Yale Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale and completed the Children's Depression(More)
Childhood mood disorders such as major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder have been found to be highly prevalent among children and adolescents. The emotional and behavioral dysfunction associated with these mood disorders can cause impairments across areas of functioning, including academic and social arenas. This article reviews the course,(More)
This study sought to examine quality of life (QoL) in clinic-referred children and adolescents (n = 59, M age = 11.4+/-2.6 years) with a chronic tic disorder. The QoL scores for tic patients were lower than for healthy controls but higher than for the psychiatric sample on the majority of domains. Children's self-reported QoL scores and a measure of tic(More)
This article reviews the empirical literature related to the use of computer-administered, cognitive–behaviorally based assessment and treatment for obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). Such research has increased steadily over the years, and has shown that treatments such as BT STEPS are effective at both assessing for and treating OCD. More large-scale(More)
OBJECTIVE Rage attacks have been documented in youth with varied psychiatric disorders, but few data have been reported on the clinical characteristics and correlates of rage attacks among children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHOD Participants were 86 children (ages 6-16 years) with a primary diagnosis of OCD. Patients and their primary(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adults is a heterogeneous disorder associated with significant psychosocial impairment. Although factor analytic studies have identified symptom dimensions, these analyses do not capture the varied miscellaneous symptoms that fail to load on a specific dimension despite being functionally related. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Tourette's Syndrome (TS) during childhood is linked to varied behavioral and psychological difficulties and functional impairment. The current study was undertaken to examine both tic-related impairment and impairment from other psychological problems in 59 youth (mean age 11.4 years, 69% male) with TS. METHODS Caretakers completed a checklist(More)
Eric A. Storch, Vanessa Milsom, Caleb W. Lack, Steven L. Pence Jr., Gary R. Geffken, Marni L. Jacob, Wayne K. Goodman & Tanya K. Murphy Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Florida, FL32610, USA. Email: Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, Florida, FL32610, USA. Department of Clinical and Health Psychology,(More)
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