Healthcare: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program

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The OCD Program at Baylor College of Medicine combines expert clinical care with cutting-edge research. Our multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurosurgeons works together to advance the treatment of individuals with OCD and related disorders, including trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder.

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Who do we treat?

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We specialize in providing outpatient treatment for those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. 

Individuals with OCD may experience symptoms such as:

  • Counting and checking
  • Intrusive thoughts about violence, causing harm, or other negative outcomes
  • Sexual intrusive thoughts
  • Germs and contamination
  • Immoral or scrupulous thoughts
  • Perfectionism
  • A need for things to be even, symmetrical, or “just right”
  • Repeating things over and over until they feel “just right”
  • Magical thinking
  • Avoidance
  • Postpartum OCD
What is OCD?
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Disorders related to OCD

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Disorders related to OCD include:

  • Hoarding disorder
  • Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS)
  • Trichotillomania
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Skin picking disorder (excoriation disorder)
  • Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS)
     
Related Disorders
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What treatment options are available?

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We offer the following treatment options: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • Medication
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
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Contact us!

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Please contact us at 713-798-3080 or OCDProgram@bcm.edu if you have any questions or to set up an appointment. 

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Diversity & Inclusion Statement

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The OCD Program at Baylor Medicine embraces diversity and inclusion, and recognizes our responsibility to foster an open, welcoming environment where patients, trainees, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and identities can be their authentic selves. We value the benefits that arise from diverse experiences and are committed to providing programs that expose some to new knowledge while supporting others as they connect to their identities. We also strive to acknowledge the complexity of intersecting identities by respecting the uniqueness of each individual.

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Struggling with OCD In a global pandemic

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Many who are diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) live in fear of being contaminated by germs and for their overall health on a regular basis, which can be heightened during a global pandemic.

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Fact vs. fiction: Understanding OCD and related conditions

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What is obsessive-compulsive disorder and how does it differ from related psychological conditions? Dr. Eric Storch explains

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More than appearance concerns: What is body dysmorphic disorder?

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Sophie Schneider, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, gives insight into the disorder.

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5 Ways Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Can Have Deadly Consequences

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OCD is defined by repetitive thoughts and actions that either cannot be controlled or can only be controlled for a short period of time.