Outpatient ProgramsThe Anxiety & OCD Clinic Melbourne has developed a series of innovative Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programs for the treatment of Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hoarding and related disorders. These programs are:
- Intensive - consists of scheduled 3-hour sessions. The individualised program could include de-cluttering, social anxiety or phobia treatment, or exposure and response prevention for OCD.
- Group therapy where a number of participants are taught how to apply CBT strategies in their daily life.
- Individual therapy sessions for up to 1 hour.
The Obsessive Compulsive Therapy Group will commence on Wednesday 15 February 2017, and will be offered on the 3rd Wednesday of each month between 6.00-7.30pm. This group provides CBT-based support and follow-up for people who have had individual therapy for OCD. Emphasis will be given to explaining the OCD model and teaching practical strategies to better manage intrusive and unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
ResearchBrief Clinical Outcome findings for the Intensive Outpatient Program 2012-2013. The Anxiety and OCD Clinic Melbourne team recently examined the effectiveness of the program in 28 patients by assessing the severity of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related symptoms before and after treatment. The findings showed a definite reduction in symptom severity, consistent with the outcomes of leading overseas outpatient clinics. For example, YBOCS average pre-treatment (24.5) and post treatment (15.1) data represent a significant outcome over a 30-hour protocol of exposure therapy. There were similar decreases in depression, stress, and avoidance. Other positive improvements occurred in the management of intrusive thoughts-decrease in frequency and need to suppress, as well as better emotional regulation. This brief clinical outcome study provides strong preliminary evidence that the program is an effective treatment for OCD. The study of the long term effects of the program will be continuous as The Anxiety and OCD Clinic Melbourne collaborates with RMIT University in evaluating the treatment protocol.
Hoarding TreatmentThe Anxiety & OCD Clinic Melbourne will continue to offer its specialised De-Clutter and Therapy support team to assist in dealing with difficult hoarding and squalor presentations. This treatment initiative is proving an effective intervention for those clients with complex presentations.
Hoarding Therapy GroupThe Hoarding Therapy Group is held at Suite 6, 140 Church St, Richmond on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
IOCDF Annual Conference 2017Dr Mogan and Dr Blair-West, Consultant Psychiatrist will attend the 24th Annual Conference of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Foundation in San Francisco in July.
PublicationsDr Christopher Mogan has written the book 'Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies'. This book offers advice on the different forms of anxiety, practical strategies for changing your thinking to avoid panic attacks, and much more. If anxiety is interfering with your everyday life, or affecting your friends and family this book is for you! Available in print and ebook formats. You can purchase the book by ringing The Anxiety Clinic office on 9420 1424 or online au.wiley.com