Yale OCD Research Clinic

Intensive Treatment Program, Research Clinic
Director: Christopher Pittenger, MD, Ph.D.
Contact Name: Stephen Kichuk, MPH
34 Park Street
3rd floor, CNRU
New Haven, Connecticut 06519

The Yale OCD Research Clinic has a long history of advances in research in the understand and treatment of OCD. The clinic fostered the development of the field’s standard instrument for rating symptom severity – the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) under Dr. Wayne Goodman, as well as the first clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of the medications that are now standard treatments for the disorder – the SSRIs and neuroleptics. Our current focus is on glutamate modulators as potential treatments for OCD. Our current work, funded by the National Institute of Health, and other groups, continues this tradition, as we seek to better understand the brain processes that have gone awry in OCD, and to use this knowledge to ultimately develop new treatments.

We are a research clinic and so do not provide treatment services, except through certain select studies. Please see our website for more information. www.ocd.yale.edu

OCD Specialists At This Clinic:

  • Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD