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Rodriguez Lab

Translational Therapeutics Lab

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with OCD by advancing our understanding of and the treatment for these brain based disorders.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

We are seeking to improve the lives of veterans that suffer from PTSD by exploring new rapid acting treatments.

Hoarding Disorder

We are dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from Hoarding Disorder by developing more effective brain based treatments.

Healthy Volunteers

We explore the function of healthy brain. Your participation helps us discover therapies for OCD and Hoarding Disorder.


Event | Free Webinar: Treatment Advances and Supporting Loved Ones with OCD

Date | Saturday, October 17, 2020

Time | 9:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.


This year’s OCD Awareness Week is October 11-17.  #OCDweek includes programs and events hosted by members of the OCD community around the world. 

The Translational Therapeutics Lab, Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and OCD SF Bay Area (an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)) will be hosting Stanford’s fourth annual OCD awareness week event, which will be in a webinar format this year.

There will be sessions on Helping Family Members and First-Line Treatments; Deep Brain Stimulation, Experimental Treatments, and Technologies; and TMS for OCD, Treating Tourette’s, and Diagnosing and Treating PANDAS.  There will be time for Q&A at every session. 

The event is free and open to not just the Stanford community, but to anyone from the public, anywhere in the world this year.  Preregister at:

World Economic Forum 2019

The promise of ketamine as a rapid acting treatment for anxiety disorders

Healthy Minds on PBS

Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein aims to remove the stigma of mental illness and demonstrate that with help, there is hope. The series humanizes common psychiatric conditions through inspiring personal stories, as well as, experts sharing cutting edge information, including new-approaches and next-generation therapies in diagnostics, treatment and research.

Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez is a featured in Episode 8: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Now Available On Demand: Watch It Here

Health Matters 2018

When Does an Obsession Become a Disorder?

Partnering with the community in clinical research

Thank you nOCD for helping us connect with potential clinical research participants who will partner with us to advance the science critical to finding new treatments for OCD.