• Anxiety & OCD

    St Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute has been providing OCD treatment and anxiety treatment for over 30 years. First established in 1982, the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) is a multidisciplinary program for disorders involving anxiety or other distressing emotional responses. The Center is active in public education, professional training, and clinical research, but is best known for evidence-based clinical care, including cognitive behavior therapy.ocd

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety-related disorders are highly prevalent conditions that can disrupt the lives of people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.  In Addition to personal distress and disability, the cost of these disorders often includes disruption to the family and a substantial economic burden for society. Fortunately treatment is available at COARD.  Our therapists provide the latest cognitive behavior therapies, while psychiatrists offer medication treatments.

    Help. Understanding. Guidance. That is what you can expect from our anxiety treatment programs. If you suffer from an anxiety-related disorder or are concerned about someone who does, please take time to learn how we can help.

    The Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) has been a leading contributor to the field of anxiety disorders for over 30 years. Dr. Alec Pollard, COARD Director and Saint Louis University Professor of Family and Community Medicine, highlights the Center’s history and the services it provides to the community.


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