5-day Intensive Treatment for Childhood OCD
Are you having trouble finding treatment for your child or teenager with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
We are conducting a research study to examine how well intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered over 5 days works in reducing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms in children and adolescents. Past research has found that CBT is helpful for as many as 85 percent of children with OCD. However, many people do not have access to CBT — therefore, brief intensive CBT may be a way to make treatment available to more children. Treatment will focus on teaching parents and children how to treat OCD symptoms together.
To participate in this study you and your child must travel to one of three sites: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; University of South Florida in Tampa, FL; or Fordham University in Bronx, NY. Your child must be between the ages of 7 and17 and have problematic OCD symptoms. If he/she is eligible to participate in this study, he/she will receive intensive treatment after a 4-week waiting period. This study will involve 10 50-minute sessions of CBT over one week and 4 evaluations of varying lengths before and after treatment.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact: