CENTER FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS AND PHOBIAS

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Obsessions or Compulsions
  • Recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced as intrusive, inappropriate and cause marked anxiety or distress.
  • Repetitive behaviors that a person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession.
  • The person recognizes that the obsessions or compulsions are excessive or unreasonable.
  • Obsessions or compulsions cause marked distress or significantly interfere with usual functioning, social activities, or relationships.

We specialize in time-limited focused, cognitive-behavioral treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, including exposure and response prevention treatment.

Dr. Sholomskas and Dr. Taylor received an Obsessive Compulsive Foundation award to study the treatment study of group delivered exposure and response prevention treatment for OCD.

Dr. Sholomskas and Dr. Taylor have served as members of the Scientific Advisory Board for the International OCD Foundation.

OCD Support Group

The Fairfield County OCD Support Group provides an informative forum which can offer a supportive, informal, empathetic environment for people coping with OCD.

Meetings are free and are held monthly at First Church Congregational, United Church of Christ in Fairfield, CT.

Dr. Sholomskas and Dr. Taylor serve as co-facilitators of the group.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual support group meetings will be held online using Zoom until further notice.

The next virtual meeting will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:30pm.

For more information, visit the group's website at fairfieldocdgroup.freehostia.com.

Diane E. Sholomskas, Ph.D.
(203) 776-2077
Christina J. Taylor, Ph.D.
(203) 372-4593
2335 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut 06825