McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
The Child and Adolescent OCD Institute is a residential program for children and adolescents ages 10 to 18 who present with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, and separation anxiety. Located on McLean Hospital’s Southeast campus in Middleborough, Massachusetts, the program provides cutting-edge treatment delivered in a sensitive and nurturing manner. The primary treatments we use are exposure and response prevention (ERP) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These evidence-based behavioral treatment approaches has been shown to have a profound and positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents struggling with OCD and related anxiety disorders. It is one of only two programs in the country to provide this form of residential evidence-based treatment for anxious youth.
Since 1997, McLean has been home to the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI), a treatment program for adults. The OCDI has led the way in the advancement of clinical care, education, and research to help patients, families and healthcare providers understand and more effectively treat OCD.
The Child and Adolescent OCDI, located in Middleborough, Massachusetts, is housed in a brand new space designed specifically for young people with anxiety and related disorders. The setting offers a pleasant, peaceful environment that enables patients to focus on improving their mental health. Our doors are locked as a security precaution. The Child and Adolescent OCDI facility offers common areas for groups and social interactions, comfortable bedrooms, well-equipped classrooms with computer access, and membership at a local recreational facility
Read one patient’s journey to reclaim her freedom.
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