This presentation from the Hope and Healing Center & Institute will provide an overview of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to better understand the realities of those impacted by the disorder. Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale will discuss how to identify OCD and understand evidenced-based treatment. Participants will be able to define OCD, recognize symptoms, define treatment methods, and be able to understand how to access resources.
Dr. McIngvale is the director of the McLean OCD Institute at Houston, where she maintains and active clinical, research and leadership role. Her clinical interests focus on OCD, anxiety disorders, mental health stigma and access to mental health care. She is the founder of the Peace of Mind Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to OCD. Dr. McIngvale operates ocdchallenge.org, a free self-help website for OCD which is live in 6 languages and serves nearly 4,000 individuals.