The following articles are written by mental health professionals and researchers who are experts in OCD and OC related disorders. We would like to thank Dr. Brad Riemann, Chair of the IOCDF's Clinical Advisory Committee for helping to coordinate and organize the information below.
These articles are about special topics related to OCD and OC related disorders. For more general information please visit our "About OCD
Subtypes of OCD
Emotional Contamination: A Lesser Known Subtype of OCDby Carol Hevia, Psy.D.Homosexual Obsessions: How Do I Know I'm Not Really Gay?by Fred Penzel, Ph.D.Intrusive Thoughts: Parents Who Think About Harming Their Childrenby Fred Penzel, Ph.D.Perfectionism: Are You Sure it Pays Off?by Jeff Szymanski, Ph.D. Violent Obsessions: How I Treat OCD Killer Thoughtsby Fred Penzel, Ph.D.OCD and Contaminationby Fred Penzel, Ph.D.
Sudden and Severe Onset OCD – Practical Advice for Practitioners and ParentsCompiled by Michael Jenike, MD and Susan Dailey
Co-Morbid DisordersAsperger's and OCDby Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP and Jill Henriksen, M.S.Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Treatmentby Jennifer L. Greenberg, Psy.D. and Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.Eating Disorders and OCD: Part of the Spectrumby Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP Tourette Syndrome and OCD: Re-Examining the Relationshipby Charles S. Mansueto, Ph.D.Medically-Related OCD
Postpartum OCD: Beyond the Bluesby Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP Treatment of OCDDeep Brain Stimulation for Highly Treatment-Resistant OCDby Darin Dougherty, MD and Benjamin Greenberg, MD, Ph.D.
The Role of Fear Conditioning in OCDby Paul R. Munford, Ph.D.
Self-Directed Treatment for OCD: The Irony of Doing the Oppositeby Paul R. Munford, Ph.D.
Relapse Preventionby James Claiborn, PhD, ABPPWhat is ACT?by Michael Twohig, Ph.D.Attention Retrainingby Sadia Najmi, Ph.D. and Nader Amir, Ph.D.Glutamate and OCDBy Michael H. Bloch, MD, Vladimir Coric, MD, and Christopher Pittenger, MD, Ph.D.Family Issues Couples Therapy for OCD: When OCD Becomes a Family Affairby Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP Help for Family Membersby Heidi J. Pollard, RN, MSN, and C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D. How to Help the Hoarder in Your Life: Some Suggestions for Family and Friendsby Renae M. Reinardy, Psy.D., LPLiving With Someone Who Has OCD: Guidelines for Family Membersby Barbara Van Noppen, Ph.D. and Michele Pato, MD Someone I Care About Is Not Dealing With His OCD: What Can I Do About It?by Heidi J. Pollard, RN, MSN, and C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D.What Can I Do to Help?by Barbara Van Noppen, Ph.D. Have we forgotten the children who have a parent with OCD?: Accommodation and early interventionby Jennifer Jencks, LICSW and Barbara Van Noppen, PhD
How to Access and Understand YourMental Health Benefits and Obtain Referrals
by Sarah Allen Benton, LMHC, and Denise Egan Stack, LMHCThe Americans with Disabilities Act: The Law and Tips for Working People with OCDby Marilynn Mika Spencer, a California licensed attorneyTopics for Mental Health Professionals Measuring OC Symptoms: Common Tools and Techniquesby Eric A. Storch, Ph.D.