Bradley Hospital1011 Veterans Memorial ParkwayEast Providence, RI, 02915401-432-1516
Common challenges caused
by OCD include:
or difficulty attending
Loss of interest
in sports, other
Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Tips for Parents
The Intensive Program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) provides treatment to children and adolescents, ages 5 to 18, who
experience significant impairment in their daily lives due to OCD and
obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.
The program is one of many renowned programs and services that bring families from across the country to Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to children and adolescents.
We offer a highly specialized program designed specifically for the treatment of OCD and anxiety-based related disorders. Among the conditions we treat are:
The program’s goal is to alleviate OCD symptoms while improving daily functioning and promoting further involvement in school, social, and family activities. Ours is the only program on the East Coast to use a milieu-based intensive treatment model with this age group.
At the forefront of OCD treatment and research, our clinical team uses a form of cognitive behavioral therapy called exposure and response prevention (ERP). The treatment of choice for individuals with OCD, exposure and response prevention strengthens a child’s ability to manage anxiety by gradually facing fears and reducing the repetitive rituals of OCD.
Treatment takes place Monday through Friday at Bradley Hospital. Program hours depend on a child’s level of care. We offer a full-day partial program with home-based ERP sessions every day and a half-day program with home-based ERP two days per week. The average length of treatment is approximately eight weeks.
The Intensive Program for OCD can be an effective care option for youth who have not responded to traditional outpatient treatment or who lack specialized OCD services where they live.
For more information about The Intensive Program for OCD, please call at 401-432-1516.