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Treatment Studies for Child and Adolescents Under 18 Years of Age


CBT Treatment Study for Children and Adolescents with OCD


Does your child have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and not currently in treatment?  If so, your child may be eligible to participate in the following research study.

Research Program Overview

This study aims to identify a distinct pattern of brain abnormalities that underlies OCD by assessing the changes in brain circuits following treatment with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

In order to be eligible, participants must:

·         Be between the ages of 5 to 17 years

·         Be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

·         Not be taking any current psychiatric medications or participating in treatment

Study Procedures:

·         A free, thorough diagnostic evaluation

·         Three months of CBT at no cost

·         fMRI scans before and after CBT treatment

·         Three months of free follow-up treatment for OCD including medication care and CBT

Study evaluations and treatment will be provided at no cost to you. In addition, compensation (up to $240) will be provided for your time.

Interested in learning more? Call 646-774-5793 or visit



More Research/Treatment Information for Children & Adolescents

·         Columbia University Pediatric Anxiety and Mood Research Clinic

·         The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety & Related Disorders (CUCARD) for Children & Adolescents


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