oTMS Clinical Study

Rapid non-invasive brain stimulation for OCD

Contact us at ocdresearch@stanford.edu or 650-723-4095

About the o-TMS Study

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and disabling disorder that costs the economy over $2 billion annually and represents a significant public health problem. 

Purpose: To understand if rapid non-invasive brain stimulation brings about rapid improvement in OCD symptoms.

This clinical study is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and is listed in clinicaltrials.gov.

PARTICIPATE IN o-TMS STUDY

The Stanford Translational OCD Research Program is looking for adults 18-65 years old with OCD to take part in a study providing these possible benefits:

  • Free diagnostic evaluation
  • Free scan of your brain
  • Brain stimulation administration for up to 5 sessions occuring within 1 week
  • Your choice of free OCD psychotherapy or pharmacology after study completion
  •  

You can participate if:

  •  You are 18-65 years old
  • You have a primary diagnosis of OCD
  • Sufficient severity of OCD symptoms
  • You have the capacity to provide informed consent
  •  

 

You cannot participate if:

  • You have a psychiatric or medical conditions that makes participation unsafe
  • You are pregnant or nursing female
  • Previous exposure to TMS or ECT
  • History of any implanted device or psychosurgery
  • You have metallic device or dental braces that will prevent you from receiving an MRI scan
  •  

Duration of Study Involvement

  • Each individual will participate in a free diagnostic evaluation by experienced OCD clinicians
  • If eligible, the study will involve up to 9 in-person visits occuring over the span of 3 weeks (5 visits need to occur over a span of 1 week)
  • Following the completion of the study  you will have the choice of free OCD psychotherapy or pharmacology
  •  

Contact US

Address

401 Quarry Rd

Stanford, CA 94305-5715

Email

ocdresearch@stanford.edu 

Phone Number

650-723-4095