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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, an endowment to support the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders (COARD) program at UF. OCD Jacksonville is also honored to pledge annual support for Fear Facers…

Anna Farmer Awarded COARD Pilot Grant

Congratulations, Anna Farmer, Doctoral student in Dr. Mark Lewis lab, has been chosen as the recipient of the research pilot grant for December 2020. COARD, with support from the Brooke Professorship and the McKnight Brain Institute at UF, is delighted to award this grant to help forward her research.

Jessica Figueira Awarded COARD Pilot Grant

Jessica Sanches Braga Figueira, PhD Congratulations, Jessica Figueira, PhD, Postdoc in the Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention, has been chosen as the recipient of the research pilot grant for December 2020. COARD, with support from the Brooke Professorship and the McKnight Brain Institute at UF, is delighted to award…

Animated cartoons developed to educate families about OCD

Psychologists at UF’s Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders talked to kids and their parents about what they wished they knew about obsessive compulsive disorder and its treatment and worked with Tiny Docs, an animation company, to develop this cartoon video.

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 2013.Everybody has heard the statements “she’s a pack rat” or “he’s a hoarder,” but how many of us really know what that means? Pathological hoarding…

OCD Is Not What You Think from the International OCD Foundation Community

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 disorder — you are following CDC and WHO guidelines.OCD is a diagnosable disorder that’s the 10th most disabling condition in the world. Obsessive…

UF Health opens Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

UF Health leaders cut the ribbon on its new Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment on Feb. 20, a multidisciplinary, collaborative facility that will provide specialized care and resources to children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families.