Being aware is important but do not let anxiety or OCD take over. – Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for guidelines and recommendations. Stay updated on the latest information and resources related to OCD and COVID-19 by reviewing our recent videos, articles, and helpful links.
International OCD Foundation – OCD & COVID-19, you’ll find tons of information about managing OCD during this time, teletherapy, talking to kids, and more. There’s also a resource page in Spanish.
Resources for Professionals:
*The Education Staycation webinar series helps professionals — including therapists, psychiatrists, and social workers — as they guide their patients through these trying times.
General information about anxiety in older adults and how to get help:
Two treatment programs designed to reduce worry/anxiety among older adults:
Articles & Videos:
OCD, COVID19, & Return to Life – Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale, ADAA Presentation
COVID-19 Gives Us an Incredible Opportunity to Understand the Most Misunderstood of Psychiatric Disorders by Dr. Allen Weg – March 28, 2020
KRIV-TV FOX 26: Coping with Anxiety During a Pandemic
KIAH-TV CW Morning Dose:How to Handle Anxiety During COVID-19 Outbreak
Houston Chronicle:How to keep your mental health in check during the coronavirus pandemic
Laredo Morning Times:Houston experts discuss staying mentally healthy during COVID-19 pandemic
San Franciso Chronicle: Houston experts discuss staying mentally healthy during COVID-19 pandemic
Houston Chronicle: She woke up to her chest burning. It wasn’t coronavirus — it was anxiety.
RE:ENGAGE Live Stream Series
Watch our RE:ENGAGE series on-demand in our video library below. Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale along with leading experts and advocates have an open discussion about returning to life after COVID19.
Choose a title below to view a video for more information on various OCD topics.
SIGNIFICANT OTHERS AND OCD with Jon Hershfield, MFT and Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD – Help Support your loved one make the transition back to their normal routine
Ethan Smith and Dr. McIngvale discuss how to successfully reengage with your social life and work environment.
Dr. Jonathan Grayson and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale will be kicking off our new Re:Engage series. Tune in to learn more about how you can be proactive in preparing yourself for a successful return after the lockdown.
Cali Werner, LMSW chats with Zach Westerbeck, Morgan Rondinelli, and Molly Fishback about the impact COVID19 has had on young adults.
Dr. Chad Brandt and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale will be discussing how to maintain a new schedule and adopt new routines
Dr. Alejandra Sequeira and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale will be discussing how isolation affects children and teens
Dr. Melinda Stanley and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale will be discussing how to help older adults manage their anxiety during COVID19
Dr. Jon Abramowitz and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale will be discussing recognizing growing anxiety and when to seek help.
Dr. Aureen Wagner and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale will be discussing anxiety during coronavirus and its impact on parenting and kids followed by a live Q&A session.
Dr. Jonathan Grayson, Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale, and Ethan Smith will be discussing uncertainty with COVID19 and modifying exposure during this time followed by a live Q&A session.
Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale and Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale talk with renowned children trauma expert, Dr. Bruce Perry, on the impact coronavirus has on children, families, and our community.
Make treatment and your mental health your priority right now! For many of us with #OCD and #Anxiety, we are experiencing an increase in symptoms and isolation often makes our symptoms even worse. Be sure to continue with or start treatment now, even if it’s from the comfort of your home. Our clinic, the Houston OCD Program is offering tele-therapy across Texas as most clinics and providers are right now. Put your mental health first and use this as an opportunity to stay on top of your treatment! Help and hope are always available. By Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD
"OCD is not an adjective — it's a serious disorder. And while we're all feeling a heightened level of anxiety at this time, it does not mean that we all have OCD, or that having OCD could ever be a good thing. Here's what the OCD community wants you to know about #RealOCD during the COVID-19 pandemic." #OCDisNOTanAdjective