During the year, the OCRN organises meetings for its members (also at the annual ECNP Congress).

Events, symposia
Meetings and symposia are organised during the year by OCRN and the International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum (ICOCS).

OCRN database initiative
The Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Network (OCRN) has developed a specific database with the specific aim to collect, store and use data with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in a database managed by the OCRN and linked to specific projects related to OCRN.

Research projects

Recommended Publications

Authors  Year  Title  Journal and link to article 
Fineberg et al.
2020 How to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) under COVID-19: A clinician's guide from the International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS) and the Obsessive-Compulsive Research Network (OCRN) of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Comprehensive Psychiatry
Fineberg et al.
2020 Clinical Advances in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Position Statement by the International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
International Clinical Psychopharmacology
Liaugaudaite et al.   2020
Neurocognitive markers of suicidal ideation in patients with anxiety and mood disorder
International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Dell'Osso et al.  2019 Lifetime bipolar disorder comorbidity and related clinical characteristics in patients with primary obsessive compulsive disorder: a report from the International College of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS)  CNS spectrums 
Brakoulias et al.
2019 The rates of co-occurring behavioural addictions in treatment-seeking individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder: a preliminary report
Journal International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Brakoulias et al. 2019 Treatments used for obsessive-compulsive disorder-An international perspective. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
Fineberg et al. 2019 Early intervention for obsessive compulsive disorder: An expert consensus statement. European Neuropsychopharmacology
Dell'Osso et al.  2018
Prevalence of suicide attempt and clinical characteristics of suicide attempters with obsessive‐compulsive disorder: a report from the International College of Obsessive‐Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS) CNS Spectrums
Fineberg et al.  2018 Manifesto for a European research network into Problematic Usage of the Internet. European Neuropsychopharmacology
Fineberg et al. 2018 Mapping Compulsivity in the DSM-5 Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders: Cognitive Domains, Neural Circuitry, and Treatment. The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Mestre-Bach et al. 2018 Sociodemographic and psychopathological predictors of criminal behavior in women with gambling disorder. Addict Behaviour

Old Publications


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Current Science and Clinical Practice. Zohar J (ed). Chichester (United Kingdom): John Wiley & Sons, 2012

'Learning to deal with Problematic Usage of the Internet’ a collaborative project between European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action, International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS), and the ECNP OCRN. 
Download it for free here.

Textbook Chapters
In ‘Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phenomenology, Pathophysiology and Treatment’ published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

  • Pallanti S et al. Incompleteness and Harm Avoidance in OCD.
  • Soriano-Mas C, Harrison BJ. Brain Functional Connectivity in OCD.
  • Graat I, Figee M, Denys D. Neurotransmitter Dysregulation in OCD.
  • Kabasakalian A, Hollander E. Neuropeptides in OCD.
  • Reid JE, Reghunandanan S, Roberts A, Fineberg NA. Standard Evidence-Based Pharmacological Treatment for OCD.
  • Grant JE, Redden SA, LeppinkEW. Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder.

Targeted Network meetings
4-5 October 2013, just before the 26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

Recent Presentations

  • Fineberg et al. ‘New perspectives on treating obsessive compulsive disorders. International Society of Affective Disorders’; ISAD 2017, 6-7 July 2017, Kings College, London.
  • Fineberg et al. ‘The treatment of OCD spectrum disorder; an update’. International Forum of Mood and Anxiety disorder, 14-16 December 2017, Madrid, Spain.Individualised Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: From Bench to Bedside. Symposium at the European Psychiatric Association Congress, Nice, March 5, 2018.