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Saturday, July 30 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Pregnancy: State of the Field and Future Directions

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The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the state of the field regarding OCD and pregnancy, including core features of obsessions/compulsions among those with perinatal or postpartum OCD (pOCD), risk factors, comorbidity with other psychiatric disorders, differentiating pOCD from psychosis, treatment considerations, and challenges and barriers when treating pOCD. In addition, much of the literature focuses on pOCD symptoms during a single pregnancy or retrospectively. This presentation will share results from a case series regarding the trajectory of obsessive and compulsive severity levels among two mothers who were treated for pOCD and had a subsequent pregnancy. The presentation will end with recommendations for future research. Participation and discussion from the audience is highly encouraged.


Danielle Cooke, MS

Danielle Laine Cooke is a first year graduate student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. She obtained her Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and English from the University of Florida in 2015 and has been working with the UF OCD... Read More →
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Megan Barthle, MS

Pre-Doctoral Intern, University of Florida
Megan Barthle, M.S. is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida. She is currently completing her Pre-Doctoral Internship in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Her clinical interests involve the... Read More →
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Cindi Gayle, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Dr. Cindi Flores currently holds a faculty position in the University of Florida's Division of Medical Psychology as a Clinical Assistant Professor and also provides clinical supervision for graduate students. Dr. Flores has extensive experience using the following treatment... Read More →

Anyaliese Hancock-Smith, PhD

Dr. Anyaliese Hancock-Smith is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Psychiatric Inpatient-Consultation Liaison Service Program at the University of Florida in the Department of Psychiatry and Division of Medical Psychology... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Avenue Ballroom, 4th Floor