OCD Related Content

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: Understanding How COVID-19 Affects Individuals With OCD

Recent studies have been published that highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). But what can we take away from these studies and apply to care for ourselves, our loved ones, or our patients? Pandemics are known to have biological and social...

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...

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...

Podcast: Changing Course – A Lifesaving Decision

Today, Trevor talks about being self-aware and the need to constantly remind himself that he is a work in progress. Then we chat with Lindsay Kalter (06:20), a former reporter who bravely shared her experience with mental illness on the cover of The Boston Herald. Lindsay talks about the difficulty...

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...

Chun Wing (John) Lee, PA-C

Chun Wing (John) Lee, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant (PA) practicing in child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition to his experience treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders across a continuum of intensive levels of care, he has several years of specialized expertise in...

Jenifer M. Cullen, PhD

Jenifer M. Cullen, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with teens and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, OCD, and OCD spectrum disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania and excoriation disorder. Dr. Cullen is a full-time behavioral therapist...

Jane Eisen, MD

Jane Eisen, MD is clinical director of the Center of Excellence in Depression and Anxiety Disorders at McLean Hospital, overseeing the integration of clinical work and research in the division. Her clinical responsibilities include her work in The Pavilion, where she evaluates and treats individuals...

Martha J. Falkenstein, PhD

Martha J. Falkenstein, PhD, is an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the administrative director of the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research at the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital. She completed her doctoral training at American University...

Jacob A. Nota, PhD, ABPP

Jacob A. Nota, PhD, ABPP, engages in a program of clinical and translational research focusing on the nature and treatment of obsessive compulsive and related disorders. His specialty is in the intersection between sleep, circadian rhythms, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Nota’s research has specifically...