The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Related Disorders Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School specializes in the treatment and research of: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Tourette Syndrome (TS), and Chronic Tic Disorder (CTD).
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, and the Tic Disorders.
About the Disorders we Treat
OCD, BDD, and the tic disorders 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.