Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders

We are here for you during the coronavirus crisis. Check our COVID-19 page for updated guidance and resources to help you manage anxiety, maintain your well being and stay connected.


For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can…

How parents can distinguish between hand-washing that is a reasonable reaction to a real threat and something more concerning.


Keeping kids healthy during COVID-19

In this video interview, Richard D’Alli, M.D., MEd, ScM, a UF Health child and adolescent psychiatrist and leading expert for the UF Health…

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Managing return-to-work anxiety

Returning to work during the COVID-19 crisis is an additional stressor for many people during these uncertain times. UF Health psychiatrists Drs…

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In the NEWs

Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder

How Much is Too Much? By Carol Mathews The first clinical guide to this psychiatric illness, officially recognized by the DSM in…

Hoarding Disorder How Much is too much book cover

13-year-old aspiring sportscaster interviews his…

Noah Schlicksup, a teen living with Tourette syndrome and a patient at UF Health, uses his social media platform to interview star athletes who’ve…

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Will There Be A Therapeutic Role for Psilocybin?

Carol Matthews, M.D., speaks to the history of this class of molecules, and to the current research exploring its potential role as a…

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Events Happening

Return to School Virtual TS Event

Please join us for a virtual support group prior to the start of the Alachua County School year. We will discuss the upcoming school year and…

TS Virtual Support Group

Tim Tebow Foundation tours CAN

Tim Tebow and members of his foundation came for a tour of CAN to see what great things we are doing and meet one of our families. CAN: …


Return to School TS Virtual Support Group

Please join us for a virtual support group prior to the start of the Alachua County School year. About this Event We will discuss the upcoming…

fEar Facers

“The Daily” Follows Up with Ella Maners on Her…

The Daily revisits the podcast interview with Ella Maners and how she confronted her obsessive compulsive disorder at Fear Facer Camp.

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A Special Episode for Kids: The Fear Facer

Ella Maners talks with Michael Barbaro from The New York Times, The Daily about her OCD, Anxiety and Fears.

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Fear Facers Summer Camp featured in The New York…

In it’s third year, the Fear Facers Summer Camp is receiving recognition by the New York Times. Fear Facers Summer Camp is a one- or two-week camp…

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Programs and treatment

Clinic for OCD, Anxiety, & Related Disorders

We treat adults, adolescents and children with OCD, Tourette Syndrome (TS), hoarding disorders, body dysmorphic disorders, hair pulling & skin picking disorders, and anxiety disorders in our Gainesville, Florida location. Located in the heart of a major medical center, we collaborate across discipline to provide the best care possible.

Participate in Research

Researcher in the Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders are conducting studies to understand the causes of various disorders. We are looking for volunteers.

Fear Facers Camp

Children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety are invited to join us this summer for a one- or two-week camp session. In addition to daily therapy, participants between the ages of 7 and 15 will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors.

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Upcoming Events

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  5. Nov 20

Group photo from Fear Facers Camp

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