Featured studies include only those currently recruiting participants. They are listed according to the date they were added to the ClinicalTrials.gov registry, with the most recent studies appearing first.
- Studying Childhood-onset Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Developmental Disorders.
Evaluation study. Background: - Many psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental disorders are genetic. Location in Bethesda, MD.
- Intensive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy For Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Interventional study. Even with the best available treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), most patients only partially recover and many patients do not respond at all. Ages 18-65. Location in Los Angeles, CA.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Interventional study. This study will examine the way cognitive behavioral therapy changes the structure of the brain in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and will thereby determine what makes cognitive behavioral therapy an effective treatment. Ages 6-18. Location in Los Angeles, CA.
- Evaluating the Effects of Stress in Pregnancy.
Evaluation study. This study will evaluate pregnant women with a past or current diagnosis of depression or anxiety to gain a better understanding of how these disorders can affect an infant's development, both during and after pregnancy. Ages 18-45. Location in Atlanta, GA.
- Stepped Care for Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Interventional study. This study will determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a stepped-care treatment program for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Ages 18-69. Location in Hartford, CT.
- Learn more about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called “rituals,” however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.
Clinical Research at NIMH
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