Decision-making in OCD: an fMRI and TMS study

Do you have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Decision-making in OCD: an fMRI and TMS study


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

We are looking for people with OCD to participate in a study providing these benefits:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Magnetic Resonance Brain Imaging
  • $150 compensation for your participation in the study

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are 18-65 years of age
  • Are in good physical health
  • Have no history of certain other psychiatric illnesses

Purpose of study: In this UCLA research study, we want to look at what happens in the brain when people with OCD pick choices during two simple decision-making tasks on a computer screen. We also want to use non-invasive brain stimulation methods called Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) which is a safe and well-tolerated to see how it can change the way research participants decide and select choices. This is not a treatment study.

Study conducted by Reza Tadayon-Nejad, MD, PhD and Jamie Feusner, MD

UCLA OCD Research Program, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

For more information, please contact Riddhi Rane at RRane@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-0331

Decision-making in OCD: an fMRI and TMS study