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Seven Misconceptions of OCD

OCD Seven Misconcpetions






Helpful Resources

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

OCD Foundation, New York Chapter

Founded in 2010, the OCD New York is a non-profit affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). OCD New York is a locally based group made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals, and others.

OCD Foundation, New Jersey Chapter

OCD New Jersey (OCDNJ) is a nonprofit organization sanctioned by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

International OCD Foundation

Founded by a group of people with OCD in 1986, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization that encompasses both OCD NY & OCD NJ. This is an especially good resource for gaining global information on the most up to date research findings and advocacy news.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies - Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies (ABCT)

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is a multidisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of scientific approaches to the understanding and improvement of human functioning through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to the assessment, prevention, treatment of human problems, and the enhancement of health and well-being.

Anxiety and Depression

Columbia Psychiatry/Anxiety Disorders Clinic

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) was established in 1982 to study the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of anxiety disorders. The clinic now includes programs in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder and related traumatic conditions (PTSD and Trauma program), social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and depression in Hispanic Americans (Hispanic Treatment Program), anxiety and depression in primary care and other medical specialty patients, and pathological gambling. Studies include effectiveness trials in community settings, efficacy trials in tertiary care settings, biological studies (e.g., brain imaging studies, translational studies), and epidemiological and health services research.

Anxiety & Depression Society of American (ADAA)

ADAA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and related disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.

Depression Evaluation Service

This website describes the research studies conducted at the Depression Evaluation Service, an outpatient research and treatment clinic at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute that offers eligible participants a no-cost psychiatric evaluation and treatment for depression. In addition, the website offers contact information for current research studies, information about depression in a question-answer format, and suggestions for further resources.

Youth Help

Youth Anxiety Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital

The Youth Anxiety Center is a clinical and research collaboration of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College with a common goal of understanding how anxiety affects youth and young adults as they transition out of the home into independent living, and when needed, to provide services to youth and their families to facilitate a successful transition to college or work and independent living.

Other Related Disorders

Social Anxiety Research Clinic

The website is devoted to education about Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and provides information on how to volunteer to participate in a Social Anxiety treatment study at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Visitors can take an online Social Anxiety Self-Assessment that measures the severity of their social concerns.

Center for the Study of Trauma & Resilience

The website offers information on our research program that includes specialized treatment for 9/11-related PTSD at no cost, and an intensive resilience-building group program offered at September Space in Lower Manhattan. In addition, the website is dedicated to education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and grief-related problems, and describes other treatment and research efforts underway at the Center.

Columbia Gambling Disorders Clinic

The website is devoted to education about Problem Gambling and provides information on how to get free treatment for problem gambling at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Visitors can take an online Problem Gambling Self-Assessment that helps determine the severity of their gambling problem. The site also provides information for teens with problem gambling.

Research Centers

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania

An internationally renowned treatment research center dedicated to developing, refining, and testing state-of-the-art therapies for anxiety and traumatic stress disorders.
They provide evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders.
A well-established resource for professionals, offering specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders to health professionals around the world.

Helpful Information

American Psychological Association

National Institute of Mental Health

National Association of Social Workers

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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