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Support and guidance for people with OCD, family, and friends, with regular contributions from OCD expert James Claiborn, PhD, ABPP, ACT of Portland, ME (author of "The BDD Workbook" and "The Habit Change Workbook"). Other expert members include Jon Hershfield, MFT of the OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore (co-author of "The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD" and author of "When A Family Member Has OCD"), Jonathan Grayson, PhD, director of The Grayson L.A. Treatment Center for Anxiety and OCD (author of "Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"), and Michael Jenike, MD, founder of the OCD Clinic and Research Program at Mass General Hospital in Boston and founder of The OCD Institute residential OCD center at McLean Hospital.

This group focuses on helping people with OCD improve their lives through use of the evidence-based treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including exposure and response prevention (ERP), and the proven OCD medications.

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For extensive information on OCD, visit the web site of the International OCD Foundation at www.iocdf.org.

This group has been moderated since its inception in 2001 by Wendy Mueller, who is well-recovered from severe OCD and has been leading online OCD support groups for over 25 years, and Dr. James Claiborn, a psychologist who has specialized in using cognitive behavioral therapy to treat patients with OCD and related disorders for over 30 years. Both Wendy and Dr. Claiborn are recipients of the Patricia Perkins Service Award from the International OCD Foundation.

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