Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD
Director of the Hispanic Treatment Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University
Lecturer on Social Medicine, Harvard University
Melinda Stanley, PhD
Professor and Head, Division of Psychology
The McIngvale Family Chair in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences
Mental Health Services Researcher, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Affiliate Investigator, South Central Mental Illness Research,
Education, and Clinical Center
Ron Rapee, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Centre for Emotional Health
Would you be interested in helping us learn more about how OCD works in the brain? The OCD Research Clinic at the Columbia University Medical Center is conducting studies using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), measurement of the startle response, and manual and computer-based tests to learn more about the neurobiology of OCD. If you are over 18 and NOT currently on psychiatric medications or hormonal birth control, you might be eligible for one or more of our current studies.
The anxiety and shame started when Diance was 25. She was sitting in a pew at her church, where she is active in the ministry. It seemed to come out of nowhere. She felt as if she were going to jump out of her skin.
Diance doesn’t know why she felt so anxious. But she knows what she saw when the feeling overwhelmed her: a nearby woman wearing a v-neck sweater.