Neurofeedback for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

What is the purpose of this trial?

The aim of this study is to train patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder to control a region of their brain that has been associated with their symptoms. Patients in the experimental group will be given direct feedback regarding activity in this brain area while they are undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning, and will try to learn to control activity in the region during these feedback sessions. A separate group of patients will be given a control form of feedback that we do not believe can have clinical benefits. Our primary hypothesis is that the neurofeedback training will reduce OCD symptoms more than the control feedback.

Participants will be compensated with up to $460 cash over the course of the entire study.

For more information on this study: Call +1 (203) 737-6055, leaving a voicemail with your name, phone number, and a time to reach you. Or, emailĀ ocdnfresearch@yale.edu.



Yale University School of Medicine

Start Date: 07/03/2002

End Date: 12/31/2018

Last Updated: 02/22/2018

Study HIC#: 0206017435