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Important Study Announcement

The Anxiety Disorders Center at Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living is conducting research on new ways to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. Participants in the ongoing studies will receive free cognitive-behavioral therapy, one of the most effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder. The study is open to adults aged 18-65 who have obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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OCD Treatment Research Study

The University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety is looking for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) who are currently on medication but are still having OCD symptoms. Qualified participants are offered:

  1. Expert diagnostic evaluation
  2. 8 weeks free medication and/or cognitive-behavior therapy treatment
  3. Up to 6 months of additional treatment for non-responders

The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety is directed by Dr. Edna Foa, leading expert on OCD and anxiety disorders. Study centers are in Philadelphia and NYC. For more information call Kristin at (215) 746-3327.

OCD, BDD, Hoarding Research Study

The UCSD Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Program is looking for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), and Compulsive Hoarding to take part in a study that is providing:

  1. 12 weeks free medication treatment
  2. Brain imaging scans (PET & MRI)
  3. Diagnostic Evaluation
  4. Neuropsychological Evaluation

For more information call Dr. Jennifer Sumner at (858) 534-8056.

Research Study for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


  • Have thoughts or feelings that don't make sense but still make you feel bad?
  • Have to do things over and over again?
  • Wash excessively or avoid touching things for fear of contamination?

UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program is looking for people with OCD to take part in a study that is providing:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • 18-30 weeks free medication for OCD

This is a randomized, double bind study in which there is a 1 in 2 chance of being assigned to either active medication and placebo or 2 active Medications.

Study Conducted by Alexander Bystritsky, M.D., Ph.D.
UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
For more information call: (310) 206-5133

UCLA IRB# 04-03-031-01B1

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