No. Use of medications does not rule out participation in general. More importantly, your clinical needs are prioritized above our research, so we don't want medication changes to be primarily motivated by participation in our studies.
Participation will be scheduled at your convenience, to the extent possible. Your involvement will entail at least a couple of visits. After an initial evaluation session, scheduling for individual studies may begin. Depending on the study, this may involve one or more additional appointments.
Our peer support group is for individuals who have OCD to discuss matters surrounding the condition. Topics covered include living with OCD, treatment experiences, share things that have helped, etc. An open, accepting, non-judgmental atmosphere is emphasized is which people can be free to share without fear of shame or ridicule, and can receive empathic and active support from others.
Participation is free of charge, and individuals do not have to be participants in our research to attend.
The group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00. The location is at 34 Park Street, 3rd Floor, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) conference room.
Parking is available at Air Rights Garage. Please bring your ticket for validation. Please note that we cannot provide validation for parking in any other garage or lot.