In this presentation we will review what OCD is, how it is maintained, the best treatments available for it, and how to identify it based on the numerous subtypes there are. OCD is the doubting disorder, and it runs on fears of uncertainty. OCD drives people with it to keep feeding it with compulsions under the promise that one day OCD could be satisfied, but it never is. From contamination to pedophilia and from harm to blasphemy, OCD knows no limits to get someone to do its bidding of constant compulsions.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Patrick E. McGrath serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for NOCD, an app-based platform for the treatment of OCD, leading their teletherapy services across the world. He opened Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospital, and Residential Treatment Programs for Anxiety Disorders, School Refusal, and OCD. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He authored “Don’t Try Harder, Try Different,” and “The OCD Answer Book.” He was featured on Discovery Health Channel’s, “Panic” and three episodes of TLC’s, “Hoarding; Buried Alive.”