Neurobiology of Sensory Phenomena in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Age: Between 18 - 60 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Medically healthy (self report)
    2. Fluent (speaking and writing) in English Additional criteria for HC:
    3. Additional criteria for HC: (1) lifetime absence of major Axis I diagnosis according to DSM-5 criteria; (2) not taking psychotropic medications (3) no first-degree relatives with OCD
    4. Additional criteria for SIB: (1) first-degree biological sibling of a person with OCD Additional criteria for OCD patients: (1) diagnosis of OCD according to DSM-5 criteria.

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Current moderate or high suicidality as assessed through the MINI 7.0.2 suicidality module
    2. MRI contraindications such as claustrophobia, ferrous implants, braces, or pacemakers
    3. Neurological or major medical illness (e.g., self-reported history of organic mental syndromes, head trauma, migraines, seizures, other CNS disease, or other significant medical illness that would make participation unsafe or unfeasible)
    4. Positive urine toxicology or pregnancy test
    5. Present or previous diagnosis of psychosis, bipolar disorder, or major developmental disorder (autism spectrum disorder, intellectual developmental disorder) based on DSM-5 criteria.



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