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.
General information about anxiety in older adults and how to get help:
Two treatment programs designed to reduce worry/anxiety among older adults:
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.
- Education Staycation webinar series for Professionals – Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00 pm CST – Registration Link to Come…
- Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST) – “How Isolation Affects Children and Teens” with special guest Dr. Alejandra Sequeira Tune in to our Facebook and YouTube Channel at the time listed to watch live.
- Monday, April 6, 2020 at 2:00pm (CST) – “Maintaining a Daily Schedule and Adopting New Routines” with special guest Dr. Chad Brandt and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale. Tune in to our Facebook and YouTube Channel at the time listed to watch live.
- Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:00 (CST) – “Young Adult Life During COVID19” with panelists Cali Werner, LMSW, Zach Westerbeck, Molly Fishback, and Morgan Rondinelli
You can watch our past events on our YouTube Channel or from the video library below.
- Education Staycation webinar series for Professionals — Watch Recording — Moderator Eric Storch, PhD and panelists Patrick McGrath, MD, Liz McIngvale, PhD, and Allison Solomon, PsyD to have all your teletherapy questions answered.
- “Just, Ethan – OCD & Coronavirus” The International OCD Foundation went live with host Ethan Smith on Facebook and YouTube with special guests Shala Nicely and Kimberley Quinlan. Click here to watch!
- Helping Older Adults Manage their Anxiety During COVID19 — Watch Recording — Dr. Melinda Stanley
- How Isolation Affects Children and Teens — Watch Recording — Dr. Alejandra Sequeira
Choose a title below to view a video for more information on various OCD topics.
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