Understanding the Law and Students With OCD

The federal government has established laws regulating the education of children who have disabilities. Although OCD is considered a disability under federal law, the process for providing children with OCD the most appropriate education is not always clear-cut. Both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 provide protections for children who have OCD. Parents may need the help of school personnel to determine the law under which it is most appropriate to seek services for their child.

Genes Associated With Depression Identified

Researchers have identified genes that increase the risk for depression, and this may lead to the development of new treatments. Finding these genes should also help clarify that depression is a brain disease and decrease stigma. The genetic data came from people who sent their saliva to 23andMe, a personal genomics company; participants consented to allow the company to use their information anonymously for research.

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Treating Insomnia With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Virginia Runko, PhD
Licensed psychologist
The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Washington, DC

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