Investigating Precision OCD Treatments: Dr. Susanne Ahmari

Join One Mind President Brandon Staglin for a talk with Dr. Susanne Ahmari, 2018 One Mind / Janssen Rising Star Awardee, about her groundbreaking research to improve life for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

During the live interview, Dr. Ahmari provided insightful answers to these questions:

  • What has inspired you to focus on OCD research?
  • You are a medical doctor in addition to a scientist. What have you learned from your patients that you can apply to improve your research? What has your research revealed that helps you help your patients?
  • What would a treatment look like that could ultimately be developed from your research?
  • When you envision the greatest success you can achieve in your work, what does it look like? What would that mean to you and to your patients? What do you think it will take to get you there?
  • There are likely many individuals watching who have experienced OCD. Based on your experiences and research, what would you like them to know, about managing their challenges?
  • In your talk at One Mind’s Music Festival for Brain Health in 2018, you refer to the idea that if we could develop a biological test for psychiatric illnesses like OCD, it could reduce the stigma involved, and put such illnesses on a more equal level of acceptance with neurological conditions, like Parkinson’s disease. This idea speaks to the potential of science to enact social change. Until there is a biological test, what can we all do to promote acceptance and empowerment of individuals with psychiatric illnesses? Can science play a role even at this stage?
  • How can interested viewers get involved?

Please enjoy the recording. Comments are now closed. Thanks to all who participated!

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8 thoughts on “Investigating Precision OCD Treatments: Dr. Susanne Ahmari

  1. I can’t wait to hear this info! My son with brain injury (from a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor as an 8 month old) has OCD and hoarding issues. How I would love to find a natural solution to help his brain!

  2. There are lots of apps now available for mental health and more specifically for OCD. Do you have any advice for people who are interested in using technologies and apps to help manage their OCD?

  3. Can you speak about OCD and addiction.I am director of Riley’s Wish Foundation. We are a foundation that educated and raises awareness about Ocd and addiction

  4. Hello everyone! Thank you for tuning in to this webinar discussing the seriousness of OCD, and the importance of OCD research to develop new treatment approaches. I would be very happy to answer any questions about our research or about OCD in general, so please post here.

  5. And another thanks to Brandon and One Mind for hosting this fantastic webinar series!

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