Decision-making in OCD: Imaging and Neurostimulation

Do you have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Decision-making in OCD: Imaging and Neurostimulation

  • 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:

  • Free Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Free Magnetic Resonance Brain Imaging
  • Free EEG
  • 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 a non-invasive method called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which involves passage of a small electrical current that is 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 Emmily Hovhannisyan at 310-794-0331