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Saturday, July 30 • 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Pharmacology Roundtable: The Pharmacologic Treatment of Resistant OCD and Related Disorders

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The DSM V created a brand new category for diagnoses – OCD and Related Disorders. This category includes OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Hoarding Disorder, Hair Pulling Disorder (trichotillomania), and Skin Picking Disorder (excoriation). Each disorder shares the commonality of repetitive behaviors, though the specific nature of each disorder varies. What these disorders do share is a limited response to medication. Treatment resistant OCD and Related Disorders are almost the norm rather than the exception. While there is overlap in the pharmacologic treatment of these disorders, there are also important difference. The panel will discuss pharmacologic approaches to treatment resistance in all OCD and Related Disorders. This will be followed by audience Q&A.


Jamie Feusner, MD

Jamie Feusner, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, where he is Director of the Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program and the Adult OCD Program. He completed his medical degree and psychiatry residency at UCLA, followed by a psychopharmacology fellowship and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroimaging. His current research investigates visual and emotional processing in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and... Read More →

Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH

Jon Grant is a Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, where he also supervises an outpatient clinic for addictive-impulsive-compulsive disorders. Professor Grant is the author of twelve books on impulsive and compulsive behaviors and over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Katharine Phillips, MD

Dr. Katharine Phillips is Professor of Psychiatry, Brown University, Senior Research Scientist, and Director, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program, Rhode Island Hospital. She is an internationally recognized researcher and expert on body dysmorphic disorder, with expertise on OCD and other disorders. Dr. Phillips has more than 290 publications and has authored or edited ten books. She is on the scientific advisory boards of the Anxiety... Read More →

Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD

Christopher Pittenger is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale and Director of the Yale OCD Research Clinic. He received his MD-Ph.D. from Columbia University, where his Ph.D. studies, performed with Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, focused on elucidating the mechanisms of brain processes that underlie behavioral change. His current research studies, both in the lab and in the clinic, focus on elucidating the brain abnormalities... Read More →

Steven Poskar, MD

Dr. Steven Poskar completed his psychiatric training at Montefiore Medical Center where he went on to complete a research fellowship at the Compulsive, Impulsive, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Program. He is currently member of the IOCDF Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation's Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hoarding and Autism Spectrum Disorder Special Interest Groups. He is a co-founder... Read More →
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Sanjaya Saxena, MD

Director, UCSD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program; Professor, UCSD Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Sanjaya Saxena, MD, is a psychiatrist focusing on the treatment of OCD and related disorders. He is director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Clinic at UC San Diego. His research examines the neurobiology and treatment of OCD, hoarding and related disorders, using functional and structural brain imaging technologies to understand how brain circuits mediate their symptoms. | | Dr. Saxena serves on the Scientific... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Salon III, 7th Floor