Last updated on February 2018

Efficacy of Exposure and Response Prevention(ERP) and SSRIs in Chinese OCD Patients


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder | Mental illness | ANXIETY NEUROSIS
  • Age: Between 16 - 65 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Having been diagnosed with primary OCD as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-) criteria;Cleaning or checking as primary OCD symptoms
  • Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) score of 16
  • Never receiving adequate treatment or stop receiving treatment for at least 8 weeks
  • Having an education degree of high school or above
  • Accepting to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having significant medical illnesses that would interfere with the conduct of the study
  • Clinically significant abnormal laboratory finding
  • Having comorbid psychiatric conditions according to the criteria set forth in the DSM-IV(administered by the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI))
  • The current OCD symptoms are too severe that the patient cannot finish the evaluation or receive the ERP
  • Being currently at risk for suicide
  • Being pregnant or having the intention to be pregnant before the end of the study
  • A history of having inadequate response to adequate SSRIs or CBT treatment
  • Subjects who are unable to undergo the MRI

Recruitment Status: Open


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