College-Aged Adults Face Less Mental Health Stigma

College-aged adults (age 18–25) have more accepting views of mental health care than other adults, but they still see challenges when it comes to accessing care, according to results of a nationwide poll. The survey was conducted online among more than 2,000 adults, including 198 age 18–25, by Harris Poll on behalf of Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and two partnering organizations.

Novel Medication Strategies Targeting Brain Mechanisms in Pediatric OCD

Eligibility Criteria

Male and female, ages 8-20:

  • Diagnosed with OCD
  • Currently taking an antidepressant and still experiences OCD symptoms
State
New York

This study aims to determine whether adding an FDA-approved antibiotic medication called minocycline to antidepressant treatment can help reduce symptoms of pediatric OCD. This study also aims to learn more about the brains of children, adolescents and young adults with OCD.

Treating Anxiety and Depression in the Transitional Years (Ages 18-25)

Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
and
Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Co-Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Albano describes the so-called transitional years, or emerging adults ages 18 to 25, and what makes this a unique group when it comes to treating anxiety, OCD, and depression.

Dimensions in Psychiatry

Eligibility Criteria

Patients will be included if they 

  • they are 18 to 60 years old;
  • they currently meet the criteria for OCD or GAD, as assessed by a trained clinician administering the mini-interview via telephone;
  • they have access to an Internet-enabled computer.
Exclusion Criteria

Patients will be excluded if

  • English is not their first language;
  • they have ever had a stroke, head injury, or any neurological problems;
  • their OCD and GAD symptoms are better accounted for by the presence of another psychiatric disorder.

 

State
New York

The Department of Psychology at New York University is looking for paid participants in an online psychology study that aims to better understand psychiatric disorders, in particular OCD and anxiety. Unlike most studies, it does not matter if you also suffer from one or more other psychiatric disorders, as long as you currently have symptoms of OCD or GAD. Prior to taking part in the study, you must speak with a trained clinician over the telephone, who will assess your eligibility for this study by asking you questions that relate to mental health. You must have a U.S.