Tag Archives: Disorder

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare brain disorder that causes seizures, memory loss

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare untreatable brain disorder that causes seizures, memory loss and lack of speech Angelman syndrome can be spotted in unborn babies in the first trimester It causes seizures, memory loss, learning disabilities, lack of speech – and there is no cure or treatment The syndrome is caused by one… Read More »

Helping a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder

If your child has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you know that this condition affects not only your child but also your entire family. The guidance that follows can help parents gain a better understanding of OCD, learn helpful strategies to support their children, and ease distress all around. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? OCD typically includes uncontrollable,… Read More »

Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Bipolar Disorder

In treating pregnant women with mood or anxiety disorders, we tend to focus primarily on the reproductive safety of psychotropic medications; however, it must be recognized that withholding or withdrawing pharmacologic treatment for depression or anxiety during pregnancy may carry some degree of risk. Untreated psychiatric illness in the mother cannot be considered a benign… Read More »