oTMS Clinical Study

Rapid non-invasive brain stimulation for OCD

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


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.


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

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401 Quarry Rd

Stanford, CA 94305-5715



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