to the Center for OCD and Related Disorders
Our mission at the Center
is to improve the lives of individuals with
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related
disorders by offering state of the art treatment.
We do this by conducting cutting-edge research to
advance our understanding of all aspects of the
disorder, so that we can develop new and better
We are currently actively recruiting for our new
treatment study to determine who
can achieve wellness through a Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy called Exposure and Response
Prevention (EX/RP), and then safely come off of
their OCD medication while still maintaining
wellness. EX/RP is the best evidenced based
treatment for OCD.
If you would like to participate in this
treatment study, or for more information about the
treatment of OCD at our Center, please call Dr.
Marcia Kimeldorf at (212) 543-5462. You can
also read more about our treatment study at www.ocdtreatmentstudy.com.
If you would like to participate in another
treatment study or contribute to our research
fund, please contact us at 212-543-5367.
Our current studies include:
Investigating whether patients on an adequate
treatment dose of an SRI who are still having
bothersome symptoms can achieve wellness with
the addition of Exposure and Ritual Prevention
treatment (EX/RP), and then, whether those who
achieve wellness can safely slowly discontinue
their medication treatment and maintain
wellness ( IRB # 6628). See
whether people with OCD, social phobia, and
anorexia nervosa differ from each other in
their stress reactivity or their response to
new information (IRB# 6430).
See more here
symptoms of obsessive compulsive personality
disorder (OCPD) to aid in the development of
treatment, while clarifying the relationship
between OCPD and OCD (IRB#5979). See
mouse models to study the brain mechanisms
underlying repetitive behaviors.
innovative treatment approaches for compulsive
We would like to thank the research participants
who have donated their time to helping advance
science and those who have supported our research
through their generous donations. Your
participation and continued support are critical
to the success of our clinic.
If you would like to participate in research,
find out more about OCD treatment or contribute to
our research fund, please contact us at