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Owen Kelly, Ph.D.

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Dr. Owen Kelly, About.com’s Guide to obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a clinical psychologist (supervised practice) in private practice at the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He is also a psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Program of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre as well as an adjunct research professor and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University.


Owen is currently conducting clinical work and research related to a variety of anxiety and mood disorders. In addition to publishing scientific papers, he teaches courses and lectures on a variety of topics including abnormal psychology, neuroscience, stress, health psychology and research design and statistics.


Owen has a Ph.D., and M.Sc. in Psychology with a specialization in behavioral neuroscience from Carleton University.

By Owen Kelly, Ph.D.:

I am passionate about promoting mental health as well as reducing the stigma faced by individuals challenged with mental illness, including obsessive compulsive disorder. My goal is to make the latest information and research on the prevention, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD as accessible and relevant as possible to you, your family and friends.

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