A research study comparing patients with OCD to patients with several other disorders to help us understand the differences in the neurocircuitry of the brain across disorders.

This study uses different behavioral tasks and questionnaires to measure participants’ stress reactivity, startle reflexes, and preferences. All information will be kept completely confidential.

Procedures:
1. Screening by phone
2. If potentially eligible, a psychiatric evaluation, urine test, and clinical assessments to confirm eligibility (time estimate of two hours).
3. If eligible, up to six hours of testing over two consecutive days (four hours on day 1 and two hours on day 2).

Compensation: Participants will be compensated $200 for completing all study procedures, consisting of approximately six hours of testing over two consecutive days. Additional payment of up to $85 will also be provided based on performance on one of the tasks.

Organization
Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center
Principal Investigator
Franklin Schneier, MD
Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible if

  • OCD is your primary problem
  • you are between the ages of 18 and 50
  • you are not currently on any psychiatric medications or hormonal birth control
  • you are not pregnant

You must be able to travel to the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University at 1051 Riverside Drive (at 168th Street) in Manhattan.

 

Exclusion Criteria
  • You are not between the ages of 18 and 50.
  • You are currently on any psychiatric medications or hormonal birth control.
  • You are pregnant.
  • Unable to travel to the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University at 1051 Riverside Drive (at 168th Street) in Manhattan.
Contact
Dr. Marcia Kimeldorf, 646-774-8049
Location
1051 Riverside Drive (at 168th Street) in Manhattan
State
NY