Sanjaya Saxena, MD is a psychiatrist practicing in San Diego, CA. He is Director of the UC San Diego Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program and Professor in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Saxena is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Saxena diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Saxena may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Saxena treats conditions like OCD, Hoarding, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, insomnia, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, and other mental illnesses. He also does research on the neurobiology and treatment of OCD and Hoarding Disorder.