OCD Treatment


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

Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD
by 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


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

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

NEW!! Assessment, Assessment, Assessment
by Eda Gorbis, Ph.D., LMFT, and Alex Gorbis, MA
Published: Summer 2023

NEW!! Disgust-Based OCD: Thoughts on a New Treatment Protocol
by Richard Gallagher, LMFT
Published: Spring 2023

Ineffective and Potentially Harmful Psychological Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
by Dean McKay, PhD, Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, and Eric Storch, PhD
Published: Spring 2019

Relapse Prevention
by James Claiborn, PhD, ABPP

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 
25 conseils pour réussir votre thérapie contre le TOC (Français/French)
by Fred Penzel, PhD
Published: Summer 2014

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

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

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