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OCD in People With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Ailsa Russell, PhD
Clinical Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Bath

Dr. Russell addresses treatment approaches for people with OCD and autism spectrum disorders. Her research with colleagues at Kings College London has focused on studies of people with autism, in particular trying to adapt or develop effective psychological interventions for anxiety, OCD, and other emotional disorders.

Computerized Cognitive Training Program for Trichotillomania

Eligibility Criteria
  • Between 8 and 17 years old
  • A diagnosis of trichotillomania
  • A computer with high-speed Internet
Exclusion Criteria
  • Current substance use problems
  • Current or past psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia
  • Current behavioral treatments for trichotillomania
  • Significant suicidality
  • Severe conditions known for poor response to inhibition (ADHD, OCD, and tic disorders)
  • Low intellectual functioning (below 80)
State
Wisconsin

The Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is conducting research on the effectiveness of a web-based computerized treatment program for compulsive hair-pulling (trichotillomania).

The study will take up to two months to complete. Treatment is free, and participants will be paid with $50 gift cards when they complete the study. This is a web-based study that allows individuals with an Internet-connected computer (with a videoconferencing capability such as Skype) to participate without a geographic limitation.