Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Research
Is your child troubled by recurrent worries or repetitive behaviors? If so, he may have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Obsessive compulsive disorder affects about 1 in 100 children, and is characterized by obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive rituals. The symptoms can be merely annoying, or can cause significant difficulties at home, in school, and with friends. Physicians at the National Institute of Mental Health are interested in learning more about childhood-onset OCD and are conducting a study to see how symptoms change over time. The 2 year-long study starts with a comprehensive clinical evaluation, followed by regular clinic visits with clinicians who specialize in pediatric OCD. Children or their parents can decide to drop out of the study at any time. Your participation will help us learn more about the nature of OCD and will also help other children with this disorder. If this study is of interest to you, please feel free to browse this website and contact us.

Thanks for pointing this out, Daniel!