OCD and Anxiety Disorders

 

Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric illnesses for children, adolescents, and adults. High levels of anxiety can affect every aspect of a person’s daily life. Anxiety can prevent a person from meeting their daily goals, establishing and maintaining relationships, maximizing their potential at school or work, and fulfilling their dreams. Anxiety presents differently across the course of normal human development and requires specialized approaches at each stage. Anxiety disorders also frequently occur along with other disorders including tic disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood disorders including depression, and substance use disorders.

Effective and established evidence-based treatments do exist for the treatment of anxiety and related disorders.  The Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center has leaders in the field of anxiety and related disorders across the lifespan and we can provide the most state-of-the-art and developmentally appropriate treatments for anxiety. Our faculty specialize in treating anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (formerly social phobia), separation anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and selective mutism. We also specialize in treating related disorders including tic disorders, Tourette’s disorder, depression, bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We specialize in evidence-based treatments including pharmacotherapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT), and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).

Please contact us for an evaluation.

 

Providers Who Specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders

Shannon Bennett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Kathryn Bleiberg, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology

Angela Chiu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jill Domanski, LCSW
Staff Associate in Psychiatry

Pamelynn Esperanza, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Avital Falk, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Kimberly Grocher, LCSW
Staff Associate in Psychiatry

Michael Grody, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry

Alison Hermann, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry

Dimitris Kiosses, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology

Annie Li, MD
Assistant Attending Psychiatrist

Akshay Lohitsa, MD
Assistant Attending Psychiatrist

Elena Mayville, PhD
Assistant Attending Psychiatrist

Justin Mohatt, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Donald Nathanson, LCSW
Staff Associate in Psychiatry

Khadijah Watkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Brendon Watson, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry