Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of OCD

The mission of the Stanford Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related clinical problems in adults. The program pursues this mission through four core activities:

  • First, we provide expert consultation and state-of-the-art medication and psychotherapy treatment in a supportive outpatient environment that respects the safety, dignity and confidentiality of every patient.
  • Second, we specialize in helping patients previously resistant to treatment and patients with complex, related problems.
  • Third, we educate psychiatrists and other health care professionals and members of the community regarding the nature, treatment and human costs of OCD and related clinical problems.
  • Finally, we work to advance patient care through research into new treatment modalities. Clinical studies allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of these advances.