A research study offering treatment for people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and are currently taking one of the following medications and still have unwanted symptoms:
The goal of the study is to understand whether patients with OCD on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) who achieve wellness from EX/RP can safely discontinue their medication.
You may be eligible if
- Clomipramine (Anafranil)
- Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
- Paroxetine (Paxil)
- Citalopram (Celexa)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
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.
You may be eligible if
You must be able to travel to the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University at 1051 Riverside Drive (at 168th Street) in Manhattan.
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Over the course of 17 weeks, participants in this study will use an internet program designed for treating OCD. They will meet with a therapist 9 times during the treatment. All participants will receive the treatment.
Individuals with the following may be considered for the study:
Individuals with the following will not be considered for the study:
Katharina Manassis, MD
Dr. Manassis addresses why children sometimes refuse to go to school, when school refusal become a serious problem, and helpful therapies.
Do you have obsessive-compulsive disorder or think you might? Have you had trouble finding treatment for your OCD? Do you use the Internet? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you might be eligible to participate in a research study conducted by Dr. Kenneth Kobak of the Center for Psychological Consultation.
To participate in this study, you must be at least 18 years old, have OCD, and use or be willing to use the Internet. You will not be required to travel to participate in this study, as the BT Steps program is web-based and all coaching will take place via telephone. Participants will be compensated up to $250 for their participation.
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Nancy Keuthen, PhD
Co-Director, Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit
Chief Psychologist, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychology
Harvard Medical School
Katharine Phillips, MD
Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry and
Senior Research Scientist
Rhode Island Hospital
Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Member, DSM-5 Task Force
Dr. Phillips describes the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) and discusses the kinds of proposed changes and how they'll be implemented in the publication.