Deep Brain Stimulation for Patients with Treatment-Resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Identifying electrophysiological biomarkers

Deep Brain Stimulation for Patients with Treatment-Resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Identifying electrophysiological biomarkers

CONDITION

Mental Health

GENDER

Both males and females

AGE GROUP

18 – 70 yrs

TRIAL STATUS

Recruiting

Researchers at QBI are looking for participants diagnosed with treatment-resistant Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). If you are you between 18 and 70 years of age and live within reasonable travelling distance to Brisbane, you may be eligible to participate in a study designed to alleviate the symptoms of severe treatment-resistant-OCD through the use of deep brain stimulation.

Deep Brain Stimulation has been successfully used to treat patients with movement disorders but is a relatively new treatment for patients with treatment-resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This project aims to identify electrical activity in the brain that may guide future management of the severe form of OCD using a brain pacemaker.

Key Inclusion Criteria

We are looking for participants who:

• Have a diagnosis of severe OCD according to the DSM-V criteria
• Score above 24 on the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale
• Have tried the best available medical and psychological treatments for OCD, including:

  • Clomipramine
  • A course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Reside within reasonable travelling distance of Brisbane

If you are interested in participating in this trial, please contact Lisa McKeown, Clinical Trials Manager: apcn.ocd.trial@uq.edu.au

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone Number: 617 3831 2393
Email: apcn.ocd.trial@uq.edu.au
Location: Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation The University of Queensland St Andrew’s Place Brisbane QLD 4072

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