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Nancy J. Keuthen, PhD

Co-Director, Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit

Chief Psychologist, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Unit

Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry), Harvard Medical School;Co-Director, Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit;Chief Psychologist, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Unit

  • Phone: 617-726-4074
Departments
Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Interests
Trichotillomania
Pathological skin picking
Body dysmorphic disorder
Panic and anxiety disorders
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
PhD, SUNY - Stony Brook
Fellowship, McLean Hospital
Gender
Female
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Nancy Keuthen is a graduate of Brown Unversity and the clinical psychology program at Stony Brook University. She completed her internship at the Brockton-West Roxbury Veterans Administration Medical Center. Since 1986 she has been on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School. Since 2001 she has been associate professor of psychology (psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School. She is the former director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Keuthen has been chair, vice-chair and member of the scientific advisory board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center and member of the scientific advisory board of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation. She has been guest editor for several scientific journals. She is a founding member of the International Trichotillomania Research Consortium.

Dr. Keuthen has made important contributions to the diagnosis, etiology and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as the related disorders of trichotillomania, pathological skin picking and body dysmorphic disorder. Her bibliography lists nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications in this field in addition to a book, numerous chapters, educational materials and Internet-based self-help materials.

ResearchDr. Keuthen has maintained broad research interests in the field of OCD and OC spectrum disorders including trichotillomania, pathological skin picking and body dysmorphic disorder. She has conducted psychosocial and pharmacological treatment outcomes research, documented longitudinal disorder course, explored brain structure and function, developed numerous assessment instruments, and currently is conducting genetics and family studies in this field. She has been the recipient of foundation and benefactor funding for her research.

Publications

See PubMed for recent publications.

Keuthen NJ, Koran LM, Aboujaoude E, Large MD, Serpe RT. The Prevalence of Pathological Skin Picking in U.S. Adults. Compr Psych 2010;51: 183-186.

Flessner CA, Penzel F, Trichotillomania Learning Center-Scientific Advisory Board, Keuthen NJ. Current treatment practices for children and adults with trichotillomania. Cog Behav Pract 2010; 17: 290-300.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Unit
185 Cambridge Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2790

Phone: 617-726-4074
Phone 2: 617-726-6766
Fax: 617-643-3080

Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-4074
Fax: 617-726-7541

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