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OCD in People With 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.


Q&A: What Is Residential Treatment?

We asked two experts about residential treatment for OCD, OC-related disorders, and other anxiety 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.

New Podcast! CBT and Psychopharmacology for OCD


Dr. Peggy Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD. Listen here.

Fears of Ebola?


An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.

October 9: National Depression Screening Day


Take an anonymous online screening or locate a mental health screening site, including those for college students and military and their families. Screening for depression is as important as screening for physical diseases because early identification makes treatment more effective.

Suicide and Prevention

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams and too many others have lost their lives to suicide. Williams' tragic death made highly public the great need for increased awareness of the grave risk that suicide poses.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy vs. Supportive Psychotherapy for Adults With Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

The purpose of this study is to learn which of two forms of therapy is more likely to help people who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). We are comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a promising new treatment for BDD, and supportive psychotherapy (SPT), which appears to be the most widely used therapy in the community to treat BDD and related problems, such as low self-esteem or problems with family members or friends.

Study Treatments

Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Principal Investigator: 
Katharine Phillips, MD
Eligibility Criteria: 

Adults (age18 or older):

  • Have BDD.
  • Live within driving distance of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Meet further qualifications for this study.
Phone: 877-4MGH-BDD or email BDD@Lifespan.org
Massachusetts General Hospital
Study End Date: 
Sat, 2016-04-30


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