From the Experts

The articles in this section were written by mental health professionals and researchers who are experts in OCD and related disorders. Articles provide information to help you or your loved one… Read more »

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Resources for Professionals

Educational Resources  Annual Conference, Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), Research Grants,  OCD Newsletter, IOCDF Affiliates,  Genetics Collaborative Board, Speakers Bureau, and OCD Awareness Week.

IOCDF Genetics Collaborative

Genetics Collaborative Board The IOCDF Genetics Collaborative is a group of genetics investigators from North America, South America, Europe and Africa. The Collaborative, which includes more than 50 members, held its organizational meeting at the IOCDF Annual Conference in 2002. It has met on an annual b

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) These treatments include surgeries that destroy very small amounts of brain tissue and deep brain stimulation (also called DBS.) What is deep brain stimulation (DBS)? DBS has been used since the mid 1980s to treat the

Gamma Knife Treatment for OCD

Gamma Knife Treatment for OCD   What is Gamma Knife? Gamma knife is a treatment for OCD that does not require opening the skull.  In gamma knife procedures, multiple gamma rays pass through the skull (see image to the right).  On its

BTTI Testimonial

The International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute A One of a Kind Continuing Education Opportunity for Mental Health Professionals By Annette Perot, Ph.D.        When is the last time that you participated in a continuing education (CE) program