Michael Howard Bloch MD, MS

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center

Research Interests

Tourette syndrome; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Trichotillomania

Current Projects

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

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.


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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