Research Studies at the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program
At the Stanford University Medical Center's Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program, we carry out studies aimed at finding better treatments for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Please check this site periodically to see what is available.
All research studies are free to the patients. Some studies offer reimbursement for parking and transportation costs.
All of the studies will involve an in-depth phone screen, during which staff will explain the studies in detail as well as interview prospective patients for complete eligiblility requirements. Additionally, all studies require patients to be in good health and to that end some require an initial comprehensive physical evaluation (physical exam, EKG, blood tests, and urinalysis) to determine study eligibility. Patients must be able to attend weekly appointments at Stanford between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Some research studies are designed to answer specific questions about a drug’s safety and its effectiveness. Being in a research study is different from being a patient. When you are a patient, you and your personal doctor have a great deal of freedom in making decisions about your health care. When you are a research subject, the Protocol Director and the research staff will follow the rules of the research study (protocol) as closely as possible without compromising your health.