Elizabeth Mancuso

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Recently, research in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has expanded to include large family genetic studies, elaboration of phenotypic dimensions, description of co-morbid disorders and their moderating effects on treatment response and outcome, research on immune-based neuropsychiatric causes, randomized controlled trials of selective(More)
OBJECTIVE This review examines and summarizes the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, short- and longer-term efficacy, the moderating effect of comorbid disorders, as well as short- and long-term safety and tolerability of atomoxetine for the treatment of pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS A systematic(More)
INTRODUCTION Sensory phenomena (SP) are disturbing sensations, feelings or urges. Although such feelings are often found in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's Syndrome (TS) patients, sensory phenomena are usually not addressed in assessment measures. The University of São Paulo's Sensory Phenomena Scale (USP-SPS) was designed to measure(More)
BACKGROUND The extant literature supports an association between psychological trauma and development of OCD in adults, and this link is a plausible mediator for environment-gene interactions leading to phenotypic expression of OCD. OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between OCD and traumatic life events in children and adolescents. METHODS We(More)
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