Research has shown that genes can make some people more likely than others to develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders (Hoarding Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hair Pulling Disorder/ Trichotillomania, and Skin Picking Disorder/Excoriation Disorder). Researchers at the University of Southern California are trying to find these genes. Once these genes are identified, new and improved treatments may be possible.
Do you suffer from obsessions?
Unwelcome and distressing ideas, thoughts or images that repeatedly enter your mind.
Do you suffer from compulsions?
Behaviors or acts that you feel driven to perform although you may recognize them as senseless or excessive.
If you answer YES to one or more of these questions, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.
We invite you to join an international research study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. The goal of the study is to identify genes that may be related to OCD. Scientists, physicians and clinicians at the University of Southern California are leading this work. Participation involves a questionnaire, and an interview with one of our clinicians. Arrangements can be made if you live out of state.
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For more information on this study, visit the Keck School of Medicine of USC or call 323.863.3995.