Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Although medications such as SSRI antidepressants and clomipramine are approved for treating symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder, these treatments are far from effective for many patients who have this diagnosis. At this time there are no other options for the several patients who do not respond to approved treatment.
Researchers have recently begun to examine if better treatments can be developed for patients that have difficult to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. Specifically, there is evidence that targeting the glutamate system may lead to improved control of OCD symptoms. Thus, the Northwest Clinical Research Center is part of a clinical trial being conducted to evaluate this question. This research cannot take place without the help of volunteers.
All research participants will continue taking prescribed medication for obsessive compulsive disorder. The study medication will be given in addition to standard treatment for OCD.
You could qualify for this study if:
- You are between the ages of 18 and 65.
- You continue to experience symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder despite taking an approved medication.
No Cost Study
There is no cost to participate in the study, and the study participant will receive the following if they are eligible:
- Medical evaluation.
- Investigational Medication.
- Study Related Medical Care.
- Transportation support may be available.
- Modest compensation if eligible for the study.