Michael Howard Bloch, MD, MS

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center; Associate Director, Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Tourette Syndrome; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Trichotillomania; Neuroimaging

Research Organizations

Child Study Center: Tourette’s Syndrome & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Michael H. Bloch's research interests focus on studying Tourette syndrome (TS), Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Trichotillomania (TTM) across the lifespan. His research focuses on developing better treatments for children and adults with these conditions and examining predictors of long-term outcome with an emphasis on neuroimaging.

Specialized Terms: Tourette syndrome; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Trichotillomania

Extensive Research Description

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of N-acetylcysteine for Pediatric Trichotillomania, OCD and Tourette Syndrome

Neuroimaging Study of Adulthood Outcome in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Functional Neuroimaging Study of Response to an NMDA-Receptor Antagonist in Treatment-Refractory OCD

Selected Publications

  • Bloch MH. Trichotillomania across the life span. JAACAP. 2009;48:879-83. PMID: 19692854.
  • Bloch MH, Craiglow BG, Landeros-Weisenberger A, Dombrowski PA, Panza KE, Peterson BS, Leckman JF. Predictors of early adult outcomes in pediatric-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder. Pediatrics. 2009;124:1085-93.
  • Bloch MH, Landeros-Weisenberger A, Rosario-Campos MC, Pittenger C, Leckman JF. Meta-Analysis of the Symptom Structure of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Am J Psychiatry 2008;165(12):1532-42.
  • Bloch MH, Landeros-Weisenberger A, Kelmendi BK, Coric V, Bracken MB, Leckman JF. Systematic Review: Antipsychotic Augmentation for Treatment-Resistant Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Molecular Psychiatry 2006; 11: 622-632.
  • Bloch MH, Panza KE, Landeros-Weisenberger A, Leckman JF. Meta-analysis: treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children with comorbid tic disorders. JAACAP. 2009;48: 884-93
  • Bloch MH, Leckman JF, Zhu H, Peterson BS. Basal Ganglia Volumes and Future Tic Severity in Children with Tourette Syndrome – Neurology 2005; 65:1253-8.

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Contact Info

Michael Howard Bloch, MD, MS
Patient Care Locations
Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Child Study CenterNieson Irving Harris Building
230 South Frontage Road, Ste I-375

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 207900
New Haven, CT 06520-7900

Curriculum Vitae


Yale Adult OCD Clinic

Yale Child Study Center TS/OCD Clinic