Compulsive Disorders

Is It OCD or an Anxiety Disorder? Considerations for Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

June 12, 2020

While it may be challenging to differentiate between OCD and other anxiety disorders, using a multi-informant assessment and understanding the content of a patient’s fears is a fundamental start to outlining an effective treatment plan.

Integrating Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Into the OCD Treatment Algorithm

April 07, 2020

As our understanding of the neurobiology of OCD grows, additional treatment options become available and should be thoughtfully integrated into the treatment algorithm. One such option is dTMS.

Clinician Perspectives on Psychiatric and General Medical Comorbidities

March 31, 2020

As psychiatrists we must remember that comorbidities is often the rule, not the exception. This is especially true for obsessive and compulsive disorder (OCD).

When Baby and OCD Are on Board Assessment and Treatment Issues

March 31, 2020

OCD in the general population often differs from OCD that presents in the perinatal period. It is imperative to recognize, assess, and treat perinatal OCD to improve maternal and child outcomes and have a transgenerational impact.

Untangling the Web of Comorbid Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Medical Illness

March 10, 2020

OCD symptoms can be quite difficult to recognize. Not understanding what is happening, patients tend to be ashamed and suffer in silence, often resulting in a period of 8 to 10 years of untreated illness and long-term negative outcomes.

Differentiating Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and OCD

March 04, 2020

This review highlights an important diagnostic and therapeutic task: the importance of differentiating true bipolar disorder/obsessive-compulsive disorder comorbidity from BD with secondary OCD.

Exploring the Neurobiology of OCD: Clinical Implications

March 02, 2020

Despite heterogeneity in symptoms, there is growing realization that common neurobiological processes may contribute to OCD vulnerability and its persistence.

OCD: A Common Psychiatric Disorder With a Constellation of Solutions

October 04, 2019

OCD is a serious psychiatric condition that can be effectively treated, with evidence-based approaches, in a majority of cases. There are, however, circumstances that complicate our treatment of OCD, and this article presents some of these issues.

CBT a Viable Treatment for Children With OCD and Hoarding Symptoms

August 14, 2019

New research shows that cognitive-behavioral therapy is helpful in treating OCD symptoms in children and considers cognitive development and the heterogeneous presentation of hoarding symptoms.

6 Diagnostic Features of Hoarding Disorder

January 11, 2019

People with HD can experience social isolation, divorce, separation or alienation from family members and friends, not to mention risk of injury or death.