The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Related Disorders Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School is located in Boston, Massachusetts. We specialize in the treatment and research of:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Proxy (BDD by Proxy)
- Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Chronic Tic Disorder (CTD)
- Hair Pulling and Skin Picking
- Olfactory Reference Syndrome (ORS)
Founded by Michael Jenike, M.D., and now under the leadership of Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., our program strives to deliver evidence-based treatment to patients in need while simultaneously conducting research to advance our knowledge of the causes, consequences, and treatments of OCD, BDD, Tics, Hoarding, Hair Pulling and Skin Picking, and ORS. Our team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical research associates who are among the field’s most experienced and renowned clinicians and researchers.
About the Disorders we Treat
OCD, BDD, Tics, Hoarding, Hair Pulling and Skin Picking, and ORS are commonly considered to belong to a group of disorders called the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. They are grouped together because they have some overlap in symptoms (repetitive thoughts and/or behaviors), may share a common neurobiological and genetic basis, and often co-occur within individuals.