Treatments & Services

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders & Related Disorders often overlap in symptoms and may share a common neurobiological or genetic basis.

OCD & Related Disorders
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.
Our Staff

Our team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical research associates who are among the field’s most experienced and renowned clinicians and researchers.
Meet Our Staff

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Obsessive Complulsive Disorder
(OCD) is a psychiatric illness characterized by persistent and intrusive obsessions and/or repetitive, time-consuming compulsions
body dysmorphic disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is characterized by preoccupation with a perceived defect or flaw in physical appearance that is not observable or appears slight to others.
TICs and TS
A tic is a sudden, rapid, repetitive, involuntary muscle movement (motor tic) or vocalization (vocal tic).Tourette's Syndrome is a form of vocal tic.
Our Research
Our researchers constantly explore new methods to diagnose and treat OCD and related disorders, often using research studies. Read more about our research into: