Webinar: OCD or an Anxiety Disorder? Getting the Diagnosis Right

Thursday, May 16 @ 11am ET

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Dr. Jesse M. Crosby Shares How To Recognize and Address Obsessions, Compulsions, and Signs of Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manifests in all kinds of ways—from checking and counting to ruminating and handwashing. And while OCD is often thought of as anxiety disorder, diagnostically speaking, it is something distinct. Understanding all this can be tricky, to be sure. But it’s also critical when it comes to helping someone struggling with these conditions.

So how can clinicians, educators, and loved ones learn to recognize the difference between naturally occurring anxiety, potentially debilitating anxiety disorders, and OCD? What sets OCD apart from these conditions? And what does effective treatment look like and where can you find it?

Join us as Jesse M. Crosby, PhD, shares what you should know about OCD and common anxiety disorders, explores the keys to their accurate diagnosis, and answers audience questions about treatment approaches.

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Harvard Medical School
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115


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Jesse M. Crosby, PhD

Jesse M. Crosby, PhD, is a clinical associate at McLean Hospital and a lecturer on psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Crosby has specialized clinical and research experience with perfectionism, OCD and related disorders, anxiety, and behavioral addictions. His work is focused on identifying important processes and techniques for effective treatment with a specialization in acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavior therapy.

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