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OCD Chicago names new member of Scientific Advisory Board

August 11, 2011
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Chicago — Dr. Frederick E. Miller has joined OCD Chicago’s Scientific Advisory Board (“SAB”) which provides guidance to OCD Chicago on medical and treatment matters and serves as an informal speakers bureau.

Dr. Miller is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a position he has held since 1999. The Department provides mental health services for all four hospitals of the NorthShore HealthSystem (Evanston, Highland Park, Glenbrook, and Skokie, Ill.), with expertise in mood and anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, eating disorders, adolescent psychiatry, community psychiatry, medical psychiatry, and neuropsychology.

He also serves as medical director of the Phoenix Program, which provides medication management, short-term therapy, and case management for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate training at the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. with honors. He also completed his graduate training at the University of Chicago completing both his doctoral training, in Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences, while also earning a M.D. degree with honors. Dr. Miller completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois where he served as Chief Resident.

He is the producer of five films on teen mental health, and the creator of “There’s No Such Thing as Crazy,” a film and Internet-based anti-stigma venture. His films have been the recipients of awards including a Telly Award and a SAMHSA Voice Award. He is the author of numerous publications including articles on ambiguous loss suffered by people with mental illness and their families, and on stigma.

OCD Chicago’s SAB is composed of nationally and internationally known experts in the treatment of OCD. The SAB is chaired by John Calamari, PhD, who is a professor and the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University.

A sampling of other noted members of OCD Chicago’s SAB includes Pamela Wiegartz, PhD, Director of CBT Services and Training, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; and Mark A. Reinecke, PhD, Chief, Division of Psychology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.

OCD Chicago, the leading provider of consumer resources to help sufferers cope with and conquer OCD, supports the informational and emotional needs of people with OCD, their families, educators, clergy, and the mental health professionals who treat them.

OCD is a neurobiological disorder that affects one in 40 adults and one in 100 children of all racial cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. OCD Chicago reaches out with compassion and encouragement to assure people with OCD that they are not alone and help them manage the disorder.