Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders


Elias Aboujaoude, M.D., M.A.
Dr. Elias Aboujaoude is a Clinical Professor and the Director of the OCD Clinic and the Impulse Control Disorders Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He received a BS in Molecular and Cell Biology and a BA in French Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. He then went on to complete his MD and an MA in Comparative Literature at Stanford University, where he also completed his residency in Psychiatry. In the OCD Research Program, Dr. Aboujaoude has seen patients for studies on depression, dysthymia, anxiety, pathological gambling and OCD. He is the author and co-editor of several books, including: Compulsive Acts: A Psychiatrist's Tales of Ritual and Obsession and Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality.

Alan Ringold, M.D.
Dr. Ringold graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford and a Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1969, he has been in the private practice of psychiatry in Palo Alto and on the Clinical Faculty at Stanford Medical School where he has the position of Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Ringold has been an investigator in the use of Anafranil in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a co-investigator in the use of Prozac and Zoloft in the treatment of OCD. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has served as an Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Lorrin M. Koran, M.D.
Dr. Lorrin Koran is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. After an illustrious career in research and clinical care, including many years as Director of the OCD Clinic, Dr. Koran is now fully retired from clinical practice. However, he still gives generously of his time to the clinic and frequently consults with faculty and trainees.


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