Intensive Program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
About the Intensive Program for OCD
The Intensive Program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a service within the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital. The program provides treatment to children and adolescents, ages 5 to 18, who experience significant impairment in their daily lives due to OCD, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and other forms of anxiety.
The goal of the Intensive Program for OCD treatment is to alleviate OCD symptoms while improving daily functioning and promoting further involvement in school, social, and family activities.
In line with PARC’s values of integrating research and clinical work to provide evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents, our team provides a full spectrum of research informed services, including individual, family, group, and milieu therapy. Ours is the only program on the East Coast to use a milieu-based intensive treatment model with this age group.
The Intensive Program for OCD can be an effective care option for youth who have not responded to traditional once a week outpatient treatment or who lack specialized OCD services where they live.
OCD's Impact on Children and Their Families
- School avoidance or difficulty attending school
- Withdrawal from family, friends
- Loss of interest in sports, other activities
- Problems eating, sleeping and bathing
Alex Eisner was able to pursue her dream of becoming a vet after getting treatment for OCD.
The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital assesses and treats children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders through an outpatient anxiety clinic and research studies.