Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Omar Rahman

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

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Academic Phone:(727) 767-8230


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


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

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.