Elna Yadin, PhD, is an expert on behavior therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
She was interviewed by Rajnish (“Raj”) Mago, MD, Editor of Simple and Practical Medical Education on October 17, 2019.
This video discusses Dr. Yadin’s professional background and the OCD treatment manual for which she is one of the authors.
Tips on how to screen patients for possible OCD and monitor their progress
Tips on how to differentiate between OCD and other conditions
First-line treatment for OCD: Medication or Behavior therapy?
What should the first-line treatment for OCD be? Also, should benzodiazepines be avoided in OCD?
Exposure/ response prevention (ERP): Number of sessions, frequency, and cost
Intensive behavioral treatment of OCD is also an option
Be flexible regarding the intensity of treatment
Behavior therapy for OCD-Assessing readiness for treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Interview with Katharine Phillips, MD
SSRIs for OCD
Higher than usual doses of SSRIs for OCD?
Clomipramine versus SSRIs for OCD
Add clomipramine to an SSRI for OCD?
Concerns about combining clomipramine and SSRIs
How exactly to add clomipramine to an SSRI
When and how to check the clomipramine level
How to interpret clomipramine and desmethylclomipramine levels
OCD: Second-line medications
Antipsychotic “augmentation” for OCD
Is fluvoxamine more effective for OCD than other SSRIs?
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
BEST books about OCD for patients and families
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