Commonly misunderstood and misused as shorthand for perfectionism or some personal fixation, the reality of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is much more complex for patients and their clinicians than the general public may realize.
This episode of The Menninger Clinic’s Mind Dive podcast features nationally recognized OCD experts Eric Storch, PhD, and Wayne Goodman, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dive in with hosts Robert Boland, MD, and Kerry Horrell, PhD, to explore the realities of intrusive thoughts for patients with OCD, what is known or surmised about the causes, the future of the “brain pacemaker” and more on the lifechanging strides in treatment, such as deep brain stimulation.
Dr. Goodman serves as Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM and specializes in OCD and deep brain stimulation. He is also the principal developer of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the gold-standard for assessing OCD, and is co-founder of the International OCD Foundation.
Dr. Storch is a professor and McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM. Dr. Storch also serves as Vice Chair and Head of Psychology at BCM while co-directing the Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Program.
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