Is OCD an Anxiety Disorder?

H. Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.

“OCD right now sits in the Anxiety Disorders [in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual or DSM IV] and certainly OCD patients when they confront the situations that generate the stress have a lot of anxiety …”



Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic
New York State Psychiatric Institute