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Sunday, July 31 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Elephant in the Room: Addressing Comorbidity in Adult OCD Patients

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Adherence to and effectiveness of OCD treatment can be greatly compromised by the presence of comorbid clinical conditions. Comorbidity in OCD patients has been shown to be associated with higher levels of anxiety and depression, increased severity of obsessions and compulsions, and increased resistance or non-response to OCD treatment. Furthermore, comorbidity is the rule rather than the exception for adults who enter OCD treatment. Yet there is little to guide therapists in dealing with the comorbid conditions found in OCD patients in a rational and methodical approach. In this presentation, specific guidance will be offered for effectively addressing the more common and less common clinical conditions that are present in patients seeking OCD treatment.


Charles Mansueto, PhD

Dr. Mansueto is founding director of the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, a leading center for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. He received his doctorate from Catholic University and completed his post-doctoral clinical training at Temple University School of Medicine. He has over 30 years of experience in the application of behavior therapy to a broad range of clinical problems. Dr. Mansueto has... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Chicago F/G/H, 5th Floor