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: NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders | Tourette’s Syndrome & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

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

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

Curriculum Vitae


Yale Adult OCD Clinic

Yale Child Study Center TS/OCD Clinic