OCD Related Content

Video: Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids & Teens

If you have noticed that your child or adolescent is unusually hard on themselves, sets unreachable expectations, avoids challenges, and is overly self-critical, they may be exhibiting signs of perfectionism. One of the challenges of perfectionism is that it’s seen as a good thing—after all, we want...

Video: Deconstructing Stigma – Sean

As a participant in McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign, Sean tells his story of his struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder and how getting the help he needed changed his life. Read more about Sean’s story. About Deconstructing Stigma Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes About Mental...

Podcast: Helping Your Patients Face Their Fears With ERP

Jenn talks to Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale about exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, including its effectiveness and why it’s a gold standard in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment. Elizabeth provides guidance to clinicians about implementing ERP with patients diagnosed with OCD...

Podcast: My Experiences With OCD—as Patient and Provider

Jenn talks to Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, about his diagnosis of OCD as a teen and how it shaped his personal and professional lives. Nathaniel offers advice on authenticity and disclosing mental health conditions in social situations, as well as how to manage mental health when life gives you...

Video: My Story of OCD, as Patient—and Provider

As Nathaniel learned when he was a teenager scrubbing his hands at 4am, his fears associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) weren’t realistic. But in the moment, it didn’t matter, because it felt like his brain was turning against him. As he grew to understand his condition, he learned...

Podcast: Regaining Control Over OCD

Jenn talks to Dr. Jason Krompinger. Jason discusses various forms of treatment for OCD, ways to regain and maintain control over OCD, and myths about treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. Jason Krompinger, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with expertise in treating OCD and related disorders...

Video: Lecture – Novel Interventions for OCD

Presented by Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine – Women in Medicine and Science Month lecture Standard first-line treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) may not provide sufficient relief of OCD symptoms for all those seeking care. Given the limited success...

McLean Hospital Offering Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Services in Houston

McLean Hospital, consistently ranked the #1 freestanding hospital for psychiatric care in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, has partnered with the Houston OCD Program, a national leader in the field of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment. The McLean OCD Institute at Houston...

Video: Helping Your Patients Face Their Fears With Exposure Therapy

Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) is the most effective behavioral treatment for patients with OCD. When done well, it helps patients break patterns of avoidance and fears. But how do you know which variations will work for your patients? How should you pace their ERP journey? And what...

Video: Regaining Control Over OCD

While obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic disorder, it can be managed in several ways that can change intrusive thoughts from a roar to a whisper. As debilitating as OCD can be, individuals can respond very well to different treatments. So how can we know which is best for us, and how...

Video: Helping Clinicians Navigate OCD and Support Their Patients

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a challenging condition for clinicians to treat. As it is often complicated by coexisting conditions, there is a need for healthcare providers to understand OCD, its related disorders, and various treatment options to achieve better mental health outcomes for...

Video: Shining a Light on the Challenges of OCD

Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD, LCSW, talks about the nuances and complexities of obsessive compulsive disorder, addresses advocacy in and out of the doctor’s office, and answers audience questions about OCD. OCD doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. As a clinician, you may find yourself...

Video: McLean Hospital Puts People First in Mental Health Care

Don’t let mental health stigma stop you from getting the care you need. McLean is here to help. Although around 450 million people around the globe live with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders, stigma about these illnesses continues to be the greatest barrier to care. As the...

Turning a Childhood Dream Into a Career Helping Children With OCD

Maria Fraire, PhD, has known she wanted to be a therapist since she was eight years old. “People told me, ‘Oh, you’ll change,’ but honestly, I’m a bit tenacious,” said the incoming program director of McLean’s Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.). Fraire has been particularly interested in...

Podcast: Being Me With OCD With Nathaniel Van Kirk

Trevor is joined by Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, coordinator of clinical assessment at McLean’s OCD Institute. He talks about his personal journey with obsessive compulsive disorder and how he has used his own experience and recovery path to become one of the top clinicians/advocates in the United...

McLean and The Boston Foundation Team Up for Mental Health Education

Last month, in honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Sean Shinnock, a volunteer in McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign, was invited to speak to employees of The Boston Foundation about mental health and the importance of getting help. Sean shared his story of living with severe OCD...

Podcast: Dr. Jeff Szymanski (IOCDF) on OCD and Hoarding

In this week’s episode, Trevor talks openly about how his problems staying mindful and present have led to some significant changes in his medication regimen and recalls a particularly difficult time in his life when a certain med he was taking led to some serious physical issues and an embarrassing...