OCD Clinical and Translational Research Program
Providing clinical care and developing novel treatments for patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD Clinic
Our clinic provides specialized treatment for patients with OCD, tic disorders, and related conditions. We provide medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, and more in our resident training and staff clinics.
OCD Intensive Outpatient Program
The UCSF Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to evaluate and treat patients with moderate to severe OCD and related disorders.
Current Research
UCSF Clinical Trials for investigation of OCD and treatment.


One in every 50 adults and children have experienced symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which is among the top ten causes of disability worldwide among young adults. OCD is highly associated with related disorders such as mood/anxiety-spectrum disorders, tic disorders, and other associated conditions that cause significant distress and disrupt daily life.

The adult OCD Program consists of our outpatient clinic where we provide medication management and cognitive behavioral therapy in our resident training and staff clinics. In particular, we specialize in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention Therapy (CBIT) for the treat of tic disorders.

For patients needing higher levels of care, we have an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that offers intensive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication management for patients with OCD.

We also can provide referrals to our TMS and Neuromodulation Clinic for patients with treatment-refractory OCD, who may benefit from transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS).

We also are engaged in research to better understand the brain basis of anxiety-spectrum disorders and have a number of ongoing clinical trials of new treatments for patients with OCD and related disorders.

Our clinic and lab are physically located at Mission Bay in the UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building. The OCD Clinical and Translational Research Program is directed by Dr. Andrew Moses Lee MD, PhD.

Dr. Lee also directs the N3 Lab (Networks, Neuroscience, and Neuromodulation)


OCD Clinic