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.


Tips for parents during COVID-19 crisis

Many people are struggling to juggle work, parenting and now suddenly homeschooling their children during the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Andrea Guastello…


Self Care during COVID-19

IOCDF gives some tips on self care during COVID-19. Washing your hands and practicing social distancing are great practical ways to take care of your…

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BDD-Related Quarantine Tips During COVID-19

The following blog article, published by IOCDF, will focus on implementing healthy coping strategies, maintaining therapeutic progress, and…

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In the NEWs

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…

Carol Mathews

OCD Is Not What You Think from the International…

OCD is NOT an adjective. You are not being “SO OCD” right now if you are washing your hands thoroughly. An individual with OCD has a psychiatric…

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UF Health opens Center for Autism and…

UF Health leaders cut the ribbon on its new Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment on Feb. 20, a multidisciplinary, collaborative facility that…

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Events Happening

UF Health CAN Ribbon Cutting

It is with great excitement that I share the news that the UF Health CAN ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 20th. The…

CAN Ribbon Cutting

New funding opportunities through McKnight Brain…

The MBI Outreach and Education Committee is pleased to announce a new round of funding to support neuroscience research at UF. There are funding…

McKnight Brain Institute

Free parenting strategies for children with…

You are invited to learn more about parenting strategies for children with anxiety at a free workshop sponsored by the Alachua County Council of PTAs…

Anxiety Workshop

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“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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