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Friday, July 18 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Why is the Psychiatrist Prescribing This for my Patient, and is it Based on Evidence? A Therapist's Guide to the Pharmocologic Treatment of OCD

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In this lecture, first-line medication treatments for OCD, including answers to questions such as “Is there
a best SSRI for OCD?” and “Is Clomipramine better than SSRI’s?,” will be discussed. We will also address approaching patients who don’t respond to initial SSRI treatment, including discussion of common reasons for medication resistantance, how to determine whether initial medication should be switched or augmented, and augmentation strategies. Novel treatments currently being studied will be reviewed, and myths about medication treatment for OCD will also be discussed. 


Steven Poskar, MD

Dr. Steven Poskar completed his psychiatric training at Montefiore Medical Center where he went on to complete a research fellowship at the Compulsive, Impulsive, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Program. He is currently member of the IOCDF Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation's Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hoarding and Autism Spectrum Disorder Special Interest Groups. He is a co-founder... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Olympic I, Plaza Level