Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding

The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Hoarding Program at UC San Diego Health is designed for adults and children with mild, moderate or severe OCD and/or OCD-related disorders, including:

  • Hoarding disorder: Characterized by an overwhelming inability to discard or organize possessions.
  • Body dysmorphic disorder: A clinically significant obsession with a perceived flaw in one’s body.
  • Hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania): An impulse control disorder characterized by compulsive hair pulling.
  • Skin picking (excoriation disorder): A body-focused repetitive behavior disorder characterized by repeated touching, rubbing, scratching or picking of the skin.
  • Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders: Nervous system disorders that involve repetitive brief, intermittent movements or sounds.

​Group and Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Specialized group and individual cognitive behavioral therapy sessions are currently offered for adults with OCD, hoarding disorder and habit disorders, which include hair pulling, skin picking, and Tourette syndrome and other tics.

Co-Occurring Disorders

We diagnose and treat conditions that may co-occur with OCD and related disorders,

Did You Know?

About half of all people with Tourette syndrome or other tics have OCD.

Our expertise in recognizing and diagnosing co-occurring conditions allows doctors to tailor individual treatment plans to a person’s unique health status.

Our Expertise in OCD

The OCD clinic at UC San Diego Health has been helping people with OCD and related disorders for over a decade. We currently serve about 200 patients a year.

We are among the few health care providers in the region offering specialty OCD and related treatments for both adults and children. Unlike many private psychiatry offices, we accept insurance for our treatment programs.

Appointments & Referrals

Clinic Location

La Jolla

Meet Our Specialists