Attaining and Maintaining Wellness in OCD (#6628)

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible if

  • You have OCD.
  • You are between the ages of 18 and 75.
  • You are still having bothersome symptoms while taking one of the medications listed below for OCD.
  • You are interested in receiving no-cost therapy treatment that may improve your symptoms so that you may be able to stop taking your medication.
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
State
New York

A research study offering treatment for people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and are currently taking one of the following medications and still have unwanted symptoms:

  • Clomipramine (Anafranil)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)

The goal of the study is to understand whether patients with OCD on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) who achieve wellness from EX/RP can safely discontinue their medication.

Neurobehavioral Tasks in OCD

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible if

  • OCD is your primary problem
  • you are between the ages of 18 and 50
  • you are not currently on any psychiatric medications or hormonal birth control
  • you are not pregnant

You must be able to travel to the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University at 1051 Riverside Drive (at 168th Street) in Manhattan.

 

Exclusion Criteria
  • You are not between the ages of 18 and 50.
  • You are currently on any psychiatric medications or hormonal birth control.
  • You are pregnant.
  • Unable to travel to the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University at 1051 Riverside Drive (at 168th Street) in Manhattan.
State
New York

A research study comparing patients with OCD to patients with several other disorders to help us understand the differences in the neurocircuitry of the brain across disorders.

This study uses different behavioral tasks and questionnaires to measure participants’ stress reactivity, startle reflexes, and preferences. All information will be kept completely confidential.

Perfectionism and Panic

Kara Baskin familyBack in 2006, I had it all: A loving fiancé, a coveted publishing job, a supportive network of friends and family. I was living in Washington, D.C., where I went out almost every night to press parties and trendy restaurants. In my spare time, I delivered meals on wheels and counseled Alzheimer’s patients at the local senior center. Perfectionistic and ever so vigilant, I could’ve won the Perfect Life Olympics.

Recovery International

State
New Hampshire

If You Are Struggling With:

* Stress and Tension
* Anxiety
* Panic
* Depression
* Fatigue
* Insomnia
* Worry
* Fears
* Anger
* Obsessions
* Compulsions
* Feeling Helpless or Hopeless
* Other Emotional Problems

Recovery International can help you to help yourself!

Update on the DSM-5

Katharine Phillips, MD

Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry and
Senior Research Scientist
Rhode Island Hospital

Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Member, DSM-5 Task Force

Dr. Phillips describes the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) and discusses the kinds of proposed changes and how they'll be implemented in the publication.

Helping Children and Teens With Anxiety Disorders and Depression

Understanding New Research and Treatment

When anxiety takes over, it interferes with your child’s ability to cope with fear, worry, and depression — and treatment is necessary.

Early intervention is critical. Waiting for your child to mature or grow out of these behaviors may not be the right approach. In some cases children may develop chronic anxiety and depression, which is often associated with substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.

Treating Children With Trichotillomania, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

Martin Franklin, PhD

Associate Professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Director, Child & Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania and Anxiety Group at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (COTTAGE)

Dr. Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.