Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder clinical trials at University of California Health
3 in progress, 2 open to eligible people
Arbitration Between Habitual and Goal-directed Behavior in Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: Circuit Dynamics and Effects of Noninvasive Neurostimulation
open to eligible people ages 18-65
People utilize two behavioral strategies, goal-directed and habitual, when engaging in value-based decision-making that involves rewarding or punishing outcomes. Accumulating evidence suggests an imbalance between habitual and goal-directed behavior in favor of habitual control in parallel with exaggerated tendency toward compulsive/harm avoidance behavior in OCD. In healthy subjects, an arbitration mechanism has been proposed recently that controls the balance between those two strategies of action selection. Arbitration regions regulate the goal-directed/habitual decision-making balance by selectively downregulating the activity of the habitual regions. This project aims to explore the neurobehavioral characteristics of arbitration mechanism and its relationship with behaviors and clinical phenotypes in OCD by applying computational cognitive neuroscience, clinical task-based functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) method.
open to eligible people ages 9-17
Phase II of this study will examine the efficacy of the OC-Go application via a randomized controlled trial comparing standard exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment for pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to exposure/response prevention (ERP) augmented with OC-Go. A cross-over design will be implemented for these 12 sessions of treatment, in which participants that were randomized to standard ERP will receive OC-Go augmented ERP for the second half of treatment, and vice versa. Efficacy will be investigated in a sample of 32 children with OCD.
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of BHV-4157 versus placebo in subjects with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).