The UF Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders, or COARD, is an interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians
who conduct clinical and translational research in obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders.
Areas of interest include understanding the genetic and environmental causes of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders; identifying biological markers associated with the development and/or life course of these disorders; understanding the brain circuitry
and neurodevelopmental abnormalities associated with these conditions; finding ways to reduce stigma; increasing the understanding of these disorders; and optimizing available treatment options for adults and children.
COARD is also home to the Fear Facers Summer Camp where children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety are invited to join us in the summer for a one- or two-week camp session. In addition to daily therapy, participants between the ages of 7 and 15 will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors. Learn more about what a day at camp is like by clicking here.