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We provide two levels of care for children and adolescents with OCD:
Many children and adolescents with OCD benefit from intensive outpatient services.
The OCD Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital provides the following services:
All services for children and adolescents and their families take place during program hours.
The OCD IOP provides children and adolescents with:
The treatment of choice for children and adolescents with OCD is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with exposure response prevention (E/RP). We provide educational information about CBT with E/RP to children and adolescents and their families throughout treatment.
Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes:
Because UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is a teaching hospital, the program usually has two or three master's- or doctorate-level students who assist the therapists during group therapy sessions.
For children who are suffering from less severe OCD symptoms, outpatient therapy also is available.
Outpatient treatment at the Pediatric OCD Program includes: