Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of dTMS (Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for OCD

Eligibility Criteria
  • Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Ages 22 to 68
  • Study participants must be maintained on SSRI medication for OCD or, if undergoing CBT treatment, must be in the maintenance stage (i.e., not during the assessment or skills acquisition or training stages).
Exclusion Criteria
  • Study participants cannot participate if on any antidepressant medication other than SSRIs.
State
New York

This study is looking for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to participate in a study using transcranial magnetic stimulation. The study may help researchers develop ways to effectively treat OCD noninvasively. Participants will be evaluated by a licensed psychiatrist and qualified study coordinator.

There is no cost to participate and participants will be compensated.

Open Closed Doors (OCD)

State
D.C.

A nonprofit lounge primarily focused on you or your loved ones or anyone dealing with or having dealt with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A group with arms wide open to those even stalled by fears and anxiety in general and looking to hop over onto their field of dreams. We also welcome anyone with a spark of desire to help, but with some experience in the anxiety arena.

Helping the Families of Treatment-Refusers

Alec Pollard, PhD

Founder and Director, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute Anxiety Disorders Center
Professor, Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University

Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders and explains a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.

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Help us spread the word about the benefits of treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD — for children and teens, women, men, and all those suffering from related illnesses.

Please tweet, post on Facebook, or add the links to your own website — whatever works to get the word out that you are not alone and help is here!

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.

CBT and Psychopharmacology for OCD

Peggy Richter, MD

  • Associate Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Head, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
  • Director, Clinic for OCD & Related Disorders, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Affiliate scientist, Neurosciences Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Associate Professor, department of psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Associate Member, graduate faculty, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Dr. Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD.

Tapering OCD Pharmacotherapy Support (TOPS) Study

Eligibility Criteria

Adults with OCD who wish to stop taking long-term (2 years or more) SRI medication may be eligible to participate. 

State
Rhode Island

The aim of the TOPS Study is evaluate the discontinuation of long-term serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  

Participation in TOPS involves an initial screening appointment to ensure eligibility that includes completion of interviews and questionnaires. 

Eligible individuals are then randomly assigned to one of two 22-week programs using different techniques to help people come off medication.

All study participants will receive