Genetics of OCD Research Study

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles has launched a major study to identify the genetic causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. If you are in the area and would like to participate, here is their recruitment announcement:

Genetic Psychiatry Cohort (GPC)

Have you been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

We invite you to join an international research study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. The goal of the study is to identify genes that may be related to OCD. Scientists and physicians at the University of Southern California are leading this work. Participation involves the completion of questionnaires and a one-time visit to USC for an interview and donation of a small blood sample (about 3 tablespoons).

If you would like to participate, please click on the link below. You will be asked to read and agree to our Informed Consent and to complete our on-line questionnaire. This questionnaire should take between 60 to 90 minutes to complete and will ask general questions about you and specific questions about your health and medical history. For more information, please contact us at (323) 863-3995.

Take as much time as you need and please remember:

  • All information will be kept strictly confidential.
  • No information will be given out that might identify you.
  • If you decide to participate in our genetic study, AFTER you complete the on-line questionnaire we will contact you to schedule a time for you to come to our office.
  • You may be compensated for your time.

Recent Publications:

 

keck.usc.edu/ocd

 

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