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Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

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Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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  • Going to extremes to counter OCD behavior

  • Have to force my family to make sure they are clean too

  • I keep worrying that the gas is still switched on

  • Change my clothes a few times a day because of cleanliness

  • Doing irrational things to prevent other irrational actions from happening

  • Getting family to check the locks multiple times before leaving the house

  • Cleaning hands after touching anything

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What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

A mental illness where a patient has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts, ideas, or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel compelled to do something repeatedly, like cleaning or washing their hands (compulsions).

Typical Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Unable to stop oneself from doing irrational things

  • Feeling compelled to check frequently that doors are locked or the stove is switched off

  • Feeling flustered or scared

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Episodes of sudden, severe anxiety or fear

  • Force or persuade your friends / family to act on your compulsions

  • Fears that are sometimes irrational or illogical

  • My anxiety doesn't go away or keeps coming back repeatedly

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you frequently feel compelled to check doors and stove switches?

  • Do you feel overwhelmed or frightened every day?

  • Do you feel stressed or unhappy about going to work or school?

  • Do you experience sudden, intense anxiety or fear?

  • Do you make others act on your compulsions?

Treatmentof Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), a kind of psychotherapy, is effective for many patients with OCD. Common psychiatric medications, like antidepressants, may also be prescribed to treat OCD.

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Diseases related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

References

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/

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Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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