Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program

Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program 


Anxiety and Depression Program

Mission Statement 

The Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program and the Anxiety and Depression Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center are dedicated to three broad goals: 


  1. Developing innovative, novel and breakthrough treatments for a unique group of conditions 
  2. Clarifying neurobiological correlates of symptom domains  
  3. Providing world-class clinical care to our patients and research participants 


Our Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (body image disorders) and Pathological Gambling (an impulse-control disorder or behavioral addiction).  

The Anxiety and Depression Program focuses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), treatment-resistant Depression, and anxiety disorders.  


Our work seeks to bridge and translate basic neuroscience discoveries into innovative experimental therapeutics and new clinical treatments. Supported by attention from our expert group of psychiatrists, psychologists and investigators, our patients are partners in growing the knowledge base for our field. 

Methods and Orientation 

Our clinical orientation is translational; we utilize basic neuroscience discoveries to develop and launch breakthrough treatments. Our clinical trials and medication treatment studies are integrated in tandem with neuroimaging (including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and genetic analysis. We use behavioral, cognitive and early efficacy biomarker assessments (i.e. eye tracking) to determine the impact of treatments on clinical symptoms and the underlying endophenotype (measures of the condition that lie in-between genes and clinical symptoms). We perform our intensive diagnostic, neuropsychological and safety measures in the Montefiore/Einstein Clinical Research Center. 

News and Events

The National Autism Conference 2016 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center will be May 24th.

To register please click here 


Contact Us

Department of Psychiatry
3444 Kossuth Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10467
Tel: 718-920-6483
Fax: 718-882-4735  
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