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.
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.
Get information on cognitive behavioral therapy from the
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
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.
New Treatment Program
We will soon be launching a novel intensive treatment program for adults.
The intensive outpatient program will combine the techniques of cognitive rehabilitation (an approach used to treat dementia) with the techniques of exposure and response prevention therapy and medication.
Patients will meet three times a week, for five hours each day, for group, individual and supportive therapies, including mindfulness training.