Do you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and are between the ages of 18-35? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to examine changes in brain activity in participants with and without Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Compensation provided.
The purpose of this research study is to examine changes in brain activity in participants with and without Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- 18-35 years old
- diagnosed with Obessisive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- right handed
- able and willing to undergo fMRI scanning
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
- answering questions about topics like your health history and feelings
- taking pictures of your brain structure and function using FMRI; the “f” means function - you will do thinking tests during the FMRI
- taking drug and pregnancy tests
- pushing buttons during computer tasks
- measuring your eye movements and pupil size with an eye-tracker
IRB: STUDY21120118A- Linking persistent avoidance with abnormalities in the OCD neural network
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Mary L. Phillips, MD, is Professor in Psychiatry and Translational Science and Director of the Mood and Brain Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Dr. Phillips’ research focuses on the identification of neural correlates that underlie symptoms of specific abnormalities in emotion processing in people with mood disorders.