Evaluation and Follow-up of Individuals With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Conditions
The purpose of this study is to better understand the long-term progress of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions such as anorexia nervosa, Tourette syndrome, and trichotillomania.
This study involves the screening and follow-up of individuals with OCD and OCD-related disorders. Participants will be screened with a medical and psychiatric evaluation, questionnaires, and neurological testing. Participants will then have study visits every 4 to 12 weeks to undergo symptom and daily functioning evaluations, personality tests, blood and urine tests, memory tests, brain scans, and other clinical exams. Participants will be assessed with interviews and paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted tests. Participants may have the opportunity to participate in drug studies and to join a monthly OCD support group. At the end of the study, participants will be referred to community or private treatment centers.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
|Official Title:||The Evaluation and Follow-up of Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and OC Spectrum Disorders|
|Study Start Date:||January 2000|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00004550
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|