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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder clinical trials at UC Health
4 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • Family Focused Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    open to eligible people ages 8–17

    Pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic, impairing condition that accrues significant concurrent and long-term risk to affected youth (Piacentini et al. 2003; Pine et al. 1998). Although a host of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments have proliferated over the past decade (Barrett et al., 2008), many youth fail torespond to treatment and many who do respond continue to exhibit lingering symptoms and impairment. Thus, there is still much to be done by way of optimizing treatment outcomes for pediatric OCD. Increasingly, efforts to improve existing treatments have focused on aspects of the family environment that may affect treatment adherence and the maintenance of therapeutic gains. Such work suggests that parental accommodation and criticism are common characteristics of the home environment for both adults and children with OCD (Calvocoressi et al., 1999; Peris, Roblek, Langley, Chang, McCracken, & Piacentini, 2008; Van Noppen et al., 1991) and that, in adult samples, these family features are associated with poorer treatment outcome and greater risk of relapse (Amir, Freshman, & Foa, 2000; Chambless & Steketee, 1999;Leonard et al., 1993). These family-level variables are logical targets for intervention, particularly among treatment refractory groups of youth with OCD. However, they often are unaddressed in extant interventions. The current study tests a novel intervention that specifically targets family accommodation and conflict in an effort to foster an environment that supports a graded exposure approach to treatment. The proposed treatment, Positive Family Interaction Therapy (PFIT), is composed of an innovative blend of techniques that address several potential barriers to treatment. First, the treatment is guided by the specific needs of youth with OCD and their families (e.g., accommodation, conflict). The first phase of the proposed study will involve an open case series in order to assess the utility of the PFIT protocol and feasibility of training other therapists and using the manual with a range of patient presentations. The second phase will involve a small controlled feasibility trial evaluating the extent to which recruitment, randomization, and implementation of the control condition are viable for further study. It is hypothesized that the PFIT treatment will be feasible to implement and will yield higher levels of patient satisfaction compared to treatment as usual.

    at UCLA

  • BHV-4157 in Adult Subjects With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of BHV-4157 versus placebo in subjects with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    at UCSD

  • Initial Development and Dissemination of OC-Go

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The clinical component of Phase I application development examines the clinical utility, feasibility, and functionality of the OC-Go application via an 8-month pilot trial consisting of 50 standard CBT sessions augmented with OC-Go in OCD-diagnosed children who are receiving treatment through the pediatric OCD treatment programs in the UCLA Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    at UCLA

  • Sertraline Pediatric Registry for the Evaluation of Safety (SPRITES)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To evaluate the long-term impact of treatment with sertraline on aspects of cognitive, emotional and physical development and pubertal maturation in pediatric subjects ages 6 to 16 years (inclusive) with a diagnosis of anxiety disorder, depressive disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder.

    at UCLA