OCD Treatment


NEW! The Inhibitory Learning Approach to Exposure and Response Prevention
by By Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD
Published: Fall 2018

NEW! Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD
Jon Hershfield, MFT, & Tom Corboy, MFT
Published: Spring 2014

The Role of Fear Conditioning in OCD
by Paul R. Munford, PhD
Published: Winter 2008

Self-Directed Treatment for OCD: The Irony of Doing the Opposite
by Paul R. Munford, PhD
Published: Summer 2007

Attention Retraining
by Sadia Najmi, PhD and Nader Amir, PhD
Published: Fall 2009

What is ACT?
by Michael Twohig, PhD
Published: Spring 2010


NEW! Towards New Medications for Refractory OCD
by Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, & Wayne Goodman, MD
Published: Summer 2013

NEW! Therapy or Medication? What Research Tells Us About the Best Options For OCD Treatment
by Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD
Published: Fall 2014

OCD Treatment Tips

Relapse Prevention
by James Claiborn, PhD, ABPP

NEW! Emphasizing the Need for Post-Treatment Maintenance in the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Eda Gorbis, PhD
Published: Fall 2009

25 Tips for Succeeding in Your OCD Treatment
by Fred Penzel, PhD
Published: Summer 2014

Computer, Web, and Smartphone-Based Self-Help Programs for OCD
by Bradley C. Riemann, PhD and Rachel C. Leonard, PhD
Published: Winter 2013

Alternative OCD Treatment

It should be noted that all of the following procedures are still currently being researched. While there is evidence to suggest that they could potentially be helpful in reducing OCD symptoms, they are not concretely proven to do so. These should be utilized as a last resort when all of the evidence-based treatment methods for OCD have already been accessed. For more information on evidence-based treatment methods for OCD, please click here.

Glutamate and OCD
By Michael H. Bloch, MD, Vladimir Coric, MD and Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD
Published: Spring 2009

NEW! Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
by Joan A. Camprodon-Gimenez, MD, MPH, PhD
Published: Fall 2015

NEW! The Past and Future of Brain Circuit-Based Therapies for OCD
by Darin Dougherty, MD and Benjamin Greenberg, MD, PhD
Published: Winter 2016

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Highly Treatment-Resistant OCD
by Darin Dougherty, MD and Benjamin Greenberg, MD, PhD
Published: Summer 2009

NEW! Over-the-Counter Supplements in the Treatment of OCD
Stephen A. Kichuk, BA; Richard M. Carlton, MD; & Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD
Published: Summer 2013