Personal stories and experts provide valuable insight into diagnostic criteria and effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Jeff Bell, co-anchor at KCBS Radio, CBS network’s San Francisco flagship station, discusses his memoir of life with OCD Rewind, Replay, Repeat.
Dr. Judith Rapoport, senior investigator for the National Institute of Mental Health, discusses the role of medication in OCD treatment.
Award-winning writer Sharon Begley, science editor for Newsweek and author of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain, demystifies the complex theory of neuroplasticity and its relation to behavioral therapy for OCD.
Dr. Helen Blair Simpson, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, provides valuable insight into diagnostic criteria and effective treatments available for OCD. Dr. Simpson, actor Tony Shalhoub, who stars as a detective with OCD on the hit television series Monk, and comedian and Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel, who was diagnosed with OCD, are all spokespeople for the Treat it, Don’t Repeat It: Break Free From OCD campaign developed by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Public service announcements by Shalhoub and Mandel are part of the campaign’s national launch.