Dr. Ailsa Russell describes effective treatments for people with OCD and autism spectrum disorders.
Ailsa Russell, PhD
Clinical Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Bath
Dr. Russell addresses treatment approaches for people with OCD and autism spectrum disorders. Her research with colleagues at Kings College London has focused on studies of people with autism, in particular trying to adapt or develop effective psychological interventions for anxiety, OCD, and other emotional disorders.
Bradley C. Riemann, PhD (Clinical Director, OCD Center & CBT Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital) and Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD (Program Director, Houston OCD Program) answered our questions.
Dr. Peggy Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD. Listen here.
Peggy Richter, MD
Dr. Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD.
Researchers are currently evaluating the Live OCD Free app in an online clinical trial.
Eligible participants will receive free access to the mobile app and will be asked to complete four online surveys over the course of 12 weeks.
The aim of the TOPS Study is evaluate the discontinuation of long-term serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Participation in TOPS involves an initial screening appointment to ensure eligibility that includes completion of interviews and questionnaires.
Eligible individuals are then randomly assigned to one of two 22-week programs using different techniques to help people come off medication.
All study participants will receive
Adults with OCD who wish to stop taking long-term (2 years or more) SRI medication may be eligible to participate.
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This study investigates whether a single dose of IV ketamine can rapidly improve OCD symptoms and the effect can be maintained with exposure and response prevention (EX/RP), a condensed course of a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
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