Identification of Symptom-Specific Brain Circuit Abnormalities in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 2:00 pm EDT
Meet the Scientist - September 2022

Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) experience a wide array of different types of obsessions and compulsions. However, current OCD treatments employ a “one size fits all” approach regardless of symptom type. In this talk, Dr. Brennan will discuss symptom-specific brain abnormalities in OCD and recent work to develop a novel method of transcranial magnetic stimulation to reduce contamination/washing symptoms – one of the most common types of OCD.

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Presented by 
Brian P. Brennan, M.D., MMSc
Brian P. Brennan, M.D., MMSc

Medical Director, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Institute

Associate Director for Translational Neuroscience Research Biological Psychiatry Laboratory

McLean Hospital

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

2012, 2008 Young Investigator Grant

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.