Treatment Options for OCHD.
PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH PROJECTS CONCERNING OCD/HOARDING.
- Obsessive-Compulsive, Anxiety and Related Disorders (OCARD) Research, Training and Treatment Laboratory.
Research Coordinator: Dr Michael Kyrios.
An investigation of early developmental influences and attachment styles in OCD, hoarding, depression and other anxiety disorders.
- Functional Neuroanatomy of Obsessive- Compulsive Hoarding.
Principal Investigator: Sanjaya Saxena, M.D.
Compulsive hoarding is the acquisition of, and inability to discard, items even though they appear to have no value. Hoarding and saving symptoms, found in up to 30% of patients with OCD, are part of a discrete clinical syndrome that also includes indecisiveness, perfectionism, procrastination, and avoidance. The compulsive hoarding syndrome often responds poorly to standard treatments for OCD and can become disabling. A better understanding of the neurobiology of compulsive hoarding is needed to develop more effective treatments.
This study uses positron emission tomography (PET) scans of the brain to identify brain activity patterns associated with the compulsive hoarding syndrome, as well as patterns that may predict response to treatment.
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