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CIOCD Scientific Research

The CIOCD promotes national and international clinical and research collaboration among OCD experts, and advancement of scientific research designed to inform best practice specialized treatment. Research supported by the CIOCD focuses on improvement in accessibility of timely specialized treatments for OCD and related disorders throughout the lifespan and on specialized interventions to improve rates of recovery for as many patients as possible. Ongoing research and recent publications by CIOCD committee members are available on request. Enclosed below are illustrative references published by the CIOCD International Accreditation Task Force (please see Accreditation page of this website).

Sookman, D., & Fineberg, N. (2015). Specialized Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder throughout the lifespan: A special series by the Accreditation Task Force (ATF) of The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (CIOCD,, Psychiatry Research, 227, 74-77.

Ivarsson, T., et al. (2015). The place of and evidence for serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents: views based on a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychiatry Research 227(1): 93–103.

Fineberg, NA., Reghunandanan S., Simpson HB., Phillips, K., Richter, P., Matthews K , Stein DS,  Sareen J., Brown A, Sookman, D. (2015). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): practical strategies for pharmacological and somatic treatment in adults, Psychiatry Research, 227, 114-125

Franklin, ME., Dingfelder, HE., Freeman, JB., Ivarsson, T., Heyman, I., Sookman, D., McKay, D., Storch, EA., March, J. (2015). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Empirical Review and Clinical Recommendations, Psychiatry Research, 227, 78-92.

McKay, D., Sookman, D., Neziroglu, F., Sabine Wilhelm, S., PhD, Stein, D., Kyrios, Matthews, K., Veale, D. (2015). Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adults, Psychiatry Research, 227, 104-113