Darin Dougherty, MD

Darin Dougherty, MD, MMSc
Director, Division of Neurotherapeutics, Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Dougherty discusses new research into biological causes of OCD, medication and behavioral therapy, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for those who have not responded to other conventional treatments. He also addresses the connection between OCD and disgust, trichotillomania, how researchers are refining current therapies to improve their effectiveness, and what people can expect in the future of OCD treatment.

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Highly Treatment-Resistant OCD

Camprodon J, Rauch SL, Greenberg BD, Dougherty DD, eds. Psychiatric neurotherapeutics: contemporary surgical and device-based treatments. New York: Humana Press, 2015.

Hudak R, Dougherty DD, eds. Clinical obsessive-compulsive disorders in adults and children. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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