OCD Related Content

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...

Podcast: Supporting the Mental Health of Student Athletes

Jeff talks to Cali Werner about her experiences as a student athlete with mental health challenges. They discuss the accessibility of mental health care for student athletes, and where students should turn for help. They also talked about ideas for how coaches and school counselors can better...

Podcast: Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale about identifying and addressing perfectionism in kids and teens. Elizabeth explains the varying signs and symptoms of perfectionism, shares short- and long-term impacts of unaddressed perfectionism, and answers audience questions about how we can teach our...

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...

Video: When Parting With Possessions Becomes Problematic

Most everyone knows what it’s like to struggle with getting rid of one thing or another. It can be hard for any of us to part with an old photo album or perhaps a favorite sweater or book. But what if discarding items as trivial as newspapers and junk mail caused you great distress? And what if that...

Video: Supporting the Mental Health of Student Athletes

Young adult mental health is a rising concern—and athletes are no different. The pressures many student athletes feel, whether self-imposed, put on by others, or both, are higher than average, and can contribute to rapid declines in mental health. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal...

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...

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...