Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders

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In the NEWs

Billie Eilish talks about her ‘exhausting’ tics…

Billie Eilish answers questions about her tics in a sit down for an interview with David Letterman in his Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No…

Billie Eilish performing

Franjo Ivankovic Awarded 2022 Graduate Student…

Franjo Ivankovic was one of six graduate students selected for the Graduate Student Mentoring Award (GSMA). The GSMA is coordinated by the Office…

Franjo Ivankovic

Ryan McCarty awarded COARD pilot grant

Ryan McCarty, MS, is a is a doctoral student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Ryan earned his…

Events Happening

Epidemiology Seminar: UF Doctoral Students

Epidemiology is featuring three epidemiology doctoral students’ presentations to show case their research work. This is also an opportunity for the…

July Epidemiology Seminar: UF Doctoral Students

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: …


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OCD Jacksonville Innovation Fund

The University of Florida Department of Psychiatry and OCD Jacksonville proudly announce the establishment of the OCD Jacksonville Innovation Fund…

OCD Jacksonville Board

“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.

Fear Facers Circle of Hands


Am I a hoarder?

Hoarding, stockpiling, panic buying: What’s normal behavior in an abnormal time?

Carol Mathews, MD

Hoarding and the COVID-19 Pandemic

UF Brooke Professor Carol Mathews, MD discusses hoarding and the COVID-19 pandemic: How panic buying and opportunist have confused some and…

TP panic buying

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.


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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  2. Nov 18

  3. Dec 16

  4. Jan 27

  5. Feb 17

Group photo from Fear Facers Camp

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