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We are recruiting people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to take part in a novel study

Are you interested in taking part in a novel study regarding the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on symptoms related to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and contributing to science?

We are recruiting people with OCD local to Hertfordshire or Southampton to participate in our research investigating effects of transcranial direct current stimulation as a potential new approach to reducing symptoms.

Transcranial direct current stimulation involves delivering a very small electric current to stimulate areas of the brain, via an electrode placed on the scalp. It has been found to be well tolerated and helpful for people affected by different conditions such as depression and chronic pain. It has not so far been rigorously studied in people with OCD.

There are three conditions in this study; these options involve either stimulating one of two different areas of the brain or using an inactive (fake) stimulation. All participants in the study will receive all three conditions. These conditions will occur over the course of 8 weeks. The study will last 12 weeks in total including the last follow up planned 28 days after the final stimulation.

Are you interested in participating or finding out more?

For Hertfordshire please contact:

Janine Hopkins, OCD Team Administrator,  Tel: 01707 364055
Ms Roisin Mooney, study co-ordinator Email: r.mooney@herts.ac.uk 

For Southampton please contact:

University Department of Psychiatry Tel: 02382 310 764
Dr Hugo Amaro Email: h.j.f.amaro@soton.ac.uk for a copy of the study information sheet, or to arrange to talk to a member of the study team.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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