Howie Mandel Fights The Stigma

by Bill Brenner on May 23, 2010

Truth be told, I’ve never been much of a Howie Mandel fan. I liked his brand of humor in the beginning but eventually lost interest.

But I give him a lot of credit for being open about his own struggle with OCD and taking the fight to The Stigma:

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Anne May 24, 2010 at 2:23 am

This has nothing to do with Howie M., but I thought of you while watching the Lost finale last night, remembering our IMs during Season 1 where we tested each other’s theories. Turns out we weren’t so crazy afterall, we were?

OCD Genetics Research May 24, 2010 at 6:45 am

Thank you for your recent post on Howie Mandel’s OCD. More than 2 million adult Americans suffer from OCD. In an effort to better understand this common disorder, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute is conducting a study to examine possible genetic contributions to OCD. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.

We are looking for individuals with OCD who would be interested in participating. Participation involves a 2-3 hour interview and a blood/saliva sample for DNA. We also ask that family members (parents or siblings) provide a blood/saliva sample for DNA. Individuals with OCD are compensated $75 for their interview and DNA sample, and family members receive $35 for their DNA sample. Study procedures can take place in the home (anywhere in the US) or at our medical center.

If you would like to help us gain a deeper understanding of OCD, you may contact Columbia University research staff at 212-543-5364 or e-mail CUOCGAS@gmail.com. Confidentiality is assured.

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