The OCD Project

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The OCD Project
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Genre Reality
Starring David Tolin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Adam Greener
  • J.D. Roth
  • Jeff Olde
  • Jill Holmes
  • Matt Assmus
  • Noah Pollack
  • Todd Nelson
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) 3 Ball Productions
Release
Original network VH1
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release May 27 (2010-05-27) – July 15, 2010 (2010-07-15)
External links
Website

The OCD Project is an American reality television series that debuted on May 27, 2010.[1] The series follows Dr. David Tolin and his exposure-based treatment of six patients living together in a Southern California mansion.[2][3] The treatment, called exposure and response prevention, can seem unorthodox, but is the leading evidence-based treatment for OCD.[4][5]

Cast[edit]

Cast Member Presenting OCD Symptom
Arine Hayrapetian[6] Fear of running over pedestrians (specifically babies) while driving, Fear of contamination, Fear of getting a disease (specifically HIV).[6]
Traci Portillo[2] Fear of her son's death (specifically by cancer)[2]
Cody Lindemuth Fear of turning into someone else[7]
Jerry Garrison Fear of becoming a "psycho killer"
Kevin Suscavage Fear of hurting someone with a single thought (putting a hex on someone) (left the show episode 6)[8]
Kristen Love Fear of contamination (specifically from males)[7]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1"Arrival"May 27, 2010 (2010-05-27)0.55[9]
2"What's Your Problem"June 3, 2010 (2010-06-03)0.84[10]
3"Today It Begins"June 10, 2010 (2010-06-10)0.54[11]
4"Family Therapy"June 17, 2010 (2010-06-17)0.50[12]
5"The Hospital"June 24, 2010 (2010-06-24)0.44[13]
6"Extreme Exposures"July 1, 2010 (2010-07-01)0.54[14]
7"Home Environments"July 8, 2010 (2010-07-08)0.41[15]
8"Last Day of Treatments and 3 Months Later Followups"July 15, 2010 (2010-07-15)0.39[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VH1's 'The Ocd Project' Spotlights the Extreme Treatment of Six People with Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder". The Futon Critic. April 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tulare woman to star in cable TV reality show on OCD". Visalia Times-Delta. May 25, 2010. p. C.1. Retrieved May 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Fear Factor: Hartford Doctor David Tolin Stars In New VH1 Show On OCD". Hartford Courant. May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)". International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder". American Psychiatric Association. 2007. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Smith, Leo (May 27, 2010). "Mind Games Reality Series Offers Help to Patients with Osessive-Compulsive Disorder". Los Angeles Daily News. p. L1. Retrieved June 2, 2010.  |section= ignored (help)
  7. ^ a b Hinckley, David (May 26, 2010). "Scary Trips Along One-Track Minds". New York Daily News. p. 88. Retrieved June 2, 2010.  |section= ignored (help)
  8. ^ Dr. Tolin's blog, ep.6
  9. ^ Seidman, Robert (May 28, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Lakers/Suns NBA Playoff Averages 8.7 Million Viewers & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  10. ^ Gorman, Bill (June 4, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Burn Notice & Royal Pains Premieres Top The Night". TV by the Numbers. 
  11. ^ Gorman, Bill (June 11, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Burn Notice & Royal Pains Down vs. Premieres". TV by the Numbers. 
  12. ^ Gorman, Bill (June 18, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Burn Notice & Royal Pains Down Slightly; Real Housewives, Bethenny & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  13. ^ Gorman, Bill (June 25, 2010). "UPDATED Thursday Cable Ratings: Futurama Returns Strong; Plus Burn Notice, Royal Pains, NBA Draft & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  14. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 2, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: USA's Royal Pains & Burn Notice lead Thursday cable pack; Bethenny Lags Futurama". TV by the Numbers. 
  15. ^ Gorman, Bill (July 12, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: All LeBron, All The Time; Plus Bethenny Up, Futurama Settles & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  16. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 16, 2010). "Thursday Cable: Burn Notice On Top, Futurama Up; Bethenny Down". TV by the Numbers. 

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