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Prevalence and predictors of hair pulling disorder and excoriation disorder in Tourette syndrom

A new article has been published about in  European Child and Adolescent Psychaity about hair pulling disorders and excoriation disorder in Tourette Syndrome. Click here to read the full article.

Hoarding Throughout the Life Span

An article has been recenly published about understanding the prevalence of horading disorder throughout the life span and its impact on function and quality of life. Click here to read the full article on Psychiatric Times.

Click here to view a slideshow about 6 Diagnostic Features of Hoarding Disorder.

 

Examining autism spectrum and Tourette Syndrome

The PGENeS lab has recently published an article examining autism spectrum symptoms in individuals with Tourette Syndrome. The findings suggest that although there may be higher rates of autism in people with TS, much of the symptom overlap is probably due to obsessive compulsive symptoms and repetitive complex tics, which can sometimes appear to be autism symptoms. Click here to read the full article in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

PGENeS has moved to Florida!

As of August 1, 2015, the Program for Genetics and Epidemiology of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (PGENeS) has moved to the University of Florida at Gainesville.  The research programs continue unabated.  If you are interested in participating in a study, please click on the Research link to see what we are doing, and then on the Contact Us link.

Update on Help for Hoarding Study–November 2015

Find an update here  on the current results from the Help for Hoarding Study presented at the 17th annuall MHA-SF International Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering. ICHC talk 2015

Bottom line, we don’t have the final results, but 150 people have completed the treatment. Of those,  60% of people are getting clinically significant improvement, meaning they have improved enough to see a benefit in their quality of  life. Another 20% of people have had some improvement, but not quite as substantial.