Division of Tics, OCD, and Related Disorders (DTOR)
The Department of Psychiatry’s DTOR program provides comprehensive care for patients of any age with tics, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related conditions. From a young child showing signs of Tourette’s disorder to an adult struggling with symptoms of OCD, our Division offers a range of cutting-edge treatments, augmented by research into emerging therapies. By fusing clinical expertise and scientific advances in our understanding of these related disorders into one Division, DTOR provides definitive care customized to the needs of each patient.
Housed within Mount Sinai’s Department of Psychiatry, DTOR provides comprehensive treatments for patients of every age struggling with tics, Tourette’s disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), habit disorders (such as trichotillomania, skin picking, and nail biting), and other co-occurring anxiety or behavioral disorders. By centralizing specialists in these related conditions under one roof, our Division and its subprograms—including the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program and the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program—are able to provide comprehensive, high-quality, and clinically sensitive care. Given our expertise in both the clinical and research approaches to these disorders, our faculty and staff provide multidisciplinary and evidence-based evaluation and treatment. Under the direction of Wayne Goodman, MD, these services are enhanced by ongoing research studies and clinical trials, making DTOR a destination for advanced care designed to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
Providing a Continuum of Care
With pediatric and adult psychiatrists assembled into one team, DTOR offers seamless care throughout a patient’s lifetime, as well as simultaneous treatment for child, adolescent, and adult members of the same family who may be experiencing related conditions.
From the initial evaluation through the entire course of treatment, our multidisciplinary team of experts—many of whom are leaders in their fields—takes a collaborative approach to working together on each case in order to personalize the optimal care plan for our patients. For some patients and families affected by tic disorders or OCD and related disorders, additional co-occurring conditions are often present. DTOR’s home within the Mount Sinai Health System means that patients also have access to specialists in related fields, such as autism spectrum disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and psychosis.
Enhancing Treatment with Research
The Division and its subprograms provide opportunities for patients to participate in research and clinical trials, which include studies in the neurobiology, genetics, and treatment of tics, OCD, and related conditions in order to discover the causes of these disorders and develop more effective therapies.
By weaving these research insights together with our existing treatment offerings, DTOR seeks to help our patients achieve their highest level of functioning, and to advance the science of understanding and managing these challenging disorders.