Saturday, July 8 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Translating Science to OCD Clinical Care: Medication and Brain Stimulation Advances

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Standard first-line treatments for OCD often do not provide sufficient relief of OCD symptoms for those seeking care. There is an urgent need for novel alternative treatments. This symposium will summarize recent work in novel medication and brain stimulation interventions as potential future treatment options. Specific studies will be presented on: 1) drugs like rapastinel and ketamine; 2) transcranial magnetic stimulation; 3) how animal models of OCD can help optimize deep brain stimulation localization in patients; 4) brain stimulation advances and challenges in patients.


Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

Sharona Ben-Haim, MD, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in caring for people with treatment-resistant epilepsy, chronic pain including facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia, spasticity, and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and essential tremor. She performs... Read More →

Mahendra Bhati, MD

Dr. Bhati is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery at Stanford University where he is Section Chief of Interventional Neuropsychiatry.  He obtained an M.D. from Louisiana State University and completed a residency and postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychiatry... Read More →

Nolan Williams, MD

Nolan Williams, MD, is an Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Williams received his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then completed his psychiatry and neurology residencies as well as his concurrent research... Read More →

Carolyn Rodriguez, MD-PhD

Dr. Rodriguez utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to finding treatment for patients suffering from compulsive behaviors such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and hoarding disorder. Her numerous studies aim to gain understanding of these behaviors at multiple levels of analysis... Read More →

Hemmings Wu, PhD

Dr. Hemmings Wu is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University studying under the mentorship of Drs. Casey Halpern and Robert Malenka. He received his Ph.D. degree from KU Leuven and Master of Medicine (Neurosurgery) from Shanghai Jiaotong University. His current... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Yerba Buena - Salons 13-15

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