RecruitMe Clinical Trial

Control and Reward Circuits in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
This study is examining the cognitive control and reward processing in unmedicated adults with and without OCD.
Sponsor:New York State Psychiatric Institute
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Clinic Visits:3
Age Range:Between 18 and 55 years old
IRB Number:7000
U.S. Government ID:NCT02221518
Contact: Rachel Middleton: 646-774-8138 / middlet@nyspi.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information:

OCD and related disorders characterized by repetitive thoughts and behaviors (e.g., Tourette Syndrome and Eating Disorders) are severe conditions that lead to significant health-related disability. Dysfunction in the brain circuits involved in cognitive control and reward processing are thought to contribute to the symptoms of these disorders. This study will use neuroimaging to examine control and reward circuits in 40 unmedicated adults with OCD and 40 matched healthy control subjects. Participants will also complete interviews, questionnaires, and behavioral tasks of cognitive control and reward processing. OCD patients will then be offered a standard course of EX/RP (17 sessions delivered twice-weekly) before rescanning (along with 20 HC) in order to see how these brain circuits may change with treatment.

Do You Qualify?
Are you between the ages of 18-55?YesNo
Do you have any non-removable metal in your body?YesNo
Do you get anxious in small spaces?YesNo
Are you male?YesNo
Investigator
Helen Simpson, MD, PhD
You may be eligible for this study

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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:

Rachel Middleton

middlet@nyspi.columbia.edu

646-774-8138

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