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Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry

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Omar Rahman, PhD

Omar Rahman, PhD

Assoc Professor, College of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Associate Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Contact Info

  • 601 7th Street South
    Suite 425
    St Petersburg FL 33701
  • Academic Email:
  • Academic Phone: (727) 767-8230


  • PHD, PSYCHOLOGY, Purdue University, 2008
  • MA, Ball State University, 2001
  • BA, English, University of Florida, 1993


  • Member, Scientific Committee (International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends, 2015 - Present)
  • Member (Association of Psychological Science, 2011 - Present)
  • Professional Member (Trichotillomania Learning Center, 2010 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Murphy TK, Fernandez TV, Coffey BJ, Rahman O, Gavaletz A, Hanks CE, Tillberg CS, Gomez LI, Sukhodolsky DG, Katsovich L, Scahill L. Extended-Release Guanfacine Does Not Show a Large Effect on Tic Severity in Children with Chronic Tic Disorders. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology. 27(9) : 762-770, 2017.
  • Rahman O, McGuire J, Storch EA, Lewin AB. Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial of Habit Reversal Training for Treatment of Hair Pulling in Youth. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology. 27(2) : 132-139, 2017.
  • McGuire JF, Ung D, Selles RR, Rahman O, Lewin AB, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Treating trichotillomania: a meta-analysis of treatment effects and moderators for behavior therapy and serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Journal of psychiatric research. 58: 76-83, 2014.
  • Storch EA, Bussing R, Small BJ, Geffken GR, McNamara JP, Rahman O, Lewin AB, Garvan CS, Goodman WK, Murphy TK. Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy alone or combined with sertraline in the treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour research and therapy. 51(12) : 823-9, 2013.
  • Rahman O, Ale CM, Sulkowski ML, Storch, EA. Treatment of comorbid anxiety and disruptive behavior in youth. Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders.. , 2013.
  • Park J, Rahman O, Storch, EA. Early childhood Trichotillomania: Initial Considerations on phenomenology, treatment, and future directions. Infant Mental Health Journal.. , 2012.
  • Storch EA Rahman O Park JM Reid J, Murphy TK Lewin AB. Compulsive hoarding in children. Journal of clinical psychology. 67(5) : 507-16, 2011.
  • Storch EA, Rahman O, Morgan J, Brauer L, Miller J, Murphy TK. Case series of behavioral psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive symptoms in youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Journal of Physical and Developmental Disabilities.. 23: 359-368, 2011.
  • Storch EA, Rahman O, Aldea MA, Murphy TK. Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in children and adolescents. Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders.. , 2011.
  • Rahman O, Reid J, Parks A, McKay D, Storch EA. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Handbook of child and adolescent anxiety disorders.. , 2011.
  • Lehmkuhl HD, Storch EA, Cammarata C, Meyer K, Rahman O, Silverstein J, Malasanos T, Geffken G. Telehealth behavior therapy for the management of type 1 diabetes in adolescents. Journal of diabetes science and technology. 4(1) : 199-208, 2010.
  • Rahman O, Toufexis M, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Behavioral treatment of trichotillomania and trichophagia in a 29-month-old girl. Clinical pediatrics. 48(9) : 951-3, 2009.
  • Lehmkuhl HD, Storch EA, Rahman O, Freeman J, Geffken G, Murphy T. Just say no: Sequential parent management and cognitive behavioral-therapy for a child with comorbid disruptive behaviors and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical Case Studies. 8: 48-58, 2009.
  • Aldea MA, Rahman O, Storch, EA. Reliability and validity of the Florida Obsessive Compulsive Inventory in a non-clinical sample. Individual Differences Research. 7: 228-238, 2009.
  • Rahman O, Rollock D. Acculturation, competence, and mental health among South Asian students in the United States Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 32: 130-142, 2004.