Some of the state’s leading experts on OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Hoarding are now available to answer your questions. Brought to the public’s attention through both fictional and realty television shows, OCD and Hoarding can be life-altering illnesses that affect approximately 2.2 million American adults each year. To help the public understand the signs and symptoms of these illnesses, as well as the treatments available, Butler Hospital invites people to “Ask the Experts” questions they may have relating to OCD and Hoarding, through Butler’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/butlerhospital) or anonymously through the hospital’s OCD and hoarding webpage , www.butler.org/ocd. The questions will be answered and posted on the sites by a team of OCD experts at Butler, including nationally recognized OCD expert, Benjamin Greenberg, MD, PhD, chief of Butler’s Outpatient Services and an associate professor of psychiatry at the Alpert Medical Brown Medical School; and hoarding expert, Maria Mancebo, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Butler and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Ask the Experts kicks off on October 10, during National OCD Awareness week, and continues through November 9. During the month, Butler Hospital will also post a series of videos on its website and youtube page. The videos will range in topics from how to recognize the symptoms of OCD and Hoarding, how family members are affected by their loved one’s disease, and the latest in treatment and research available.
Founded in 1844, Butler Hospital is Rhode Island’s only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital for adults, adolescents, children, and seniors. Butler is affiliated with The Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is the flagship hospital for its department of psychiatry, which has been recognized by its peers as one of the top ten in the United States. A national leader in the development of acute psychiatric and substance abuse treatment, Butler is involved in a variety of research efforts which has earned it a national reputation as a major teaching and research facility.