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Carol Mathews

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…

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.

Study reveals that many psychiatric disorders arise from common genes

Many distinct psychiatric diseases share a common genetic structure, according to new research by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team of investigators that includes scientists at the University of Florida led by Carol Mathews, M.D., director of UF’s Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related…

For women, Tourette’s syndrome means added burdens

“If you’re not looking for tics and you miss them, you’re also not looking for OCD to occur,” said Carol Mathews, director of the University of Florida’s Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders. “You’re not looking for anxiety. You’re not looking for mood disorders. And those are things that…

New research shows a genetic link between psychiatric disorders

Carol Mathews, M.D., director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders, and other UF researchers — including Michael Okun, M.D., chair of neurology, and Irene Malaty, M.D., associate professor of neurology — contributed to a recently published study in the journal Science that broadly examined…

Fear Facers Summer 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…