Addictive, Compulsive, and Impulsive Disorders Lab

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This website is intended for the prevention, education, and treatment of Addictions, Impulse-Control Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our goal with this website is to create a place where patients and their families can search for the up-to date scientific information that will help them make informed decisions.

Dr. Jon Grant, JD, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of ACID Research Lab

Jon Grant, JD, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Grant earned his medical degree at Brown University, and his juris doctorates at Cornell University. Dr. Grant is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles and nine books. Dr. Grant discusses the greatest challenges for clinicians treating impulse control behaviors and provides an insight into future treatment methods. Dr. Grant uncovers various types of common obsessive behaviors, such as excessive hand washing, and atypical obsessive behaviors with sexual, violent or sacrilegious themes.


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“Impulsive and compulsive problems are often examined separately as disparate constructs, but the co-occurrence and fluidity by which the two constructs may transition from one to the other suggest that some shared variance, and common brain mechanisms, may contribute to both. “

Featured Articles


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in COVID-19 Survivors: Online Population Survey
Chamberlain, S., Grant, J., Trender, W., Hellyer, P., & Hampshire, A. (2021). Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in COVID-19 survivors: Online population survey. BJPsych Open, 7(2), E47. doi:10.1192/bjo.2021.3

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Exploring the Neurobiology of OCD: Clinical Implications

Grant JE, Chamberlain SR. Exploring the neurobiology of OCD: clinical implications. Psychiatr Times. 2020 Mar 02; 2020.

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Prevalence of Skin Picking (excoriation) Disorder

Grant JE, Chamberlain SR. Prevalence of skin picking (excoriation) disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Nov; 130:57-60.

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Gambling and Substance Use: Comorbidity and Treatment Implications

Grant JE, Chamberlain SR. Gambling and substance use: Comorbidity and treatment implications. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2020 04 20; 99:109852.

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