TU Psychology Study Seeking Participants for Research on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Monday, February 26, 2001

    

Participants are needed for a University of Tulsa study that will test a method to decrease intrusive thoughts in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a psychiatric illness.

TU psychology doctoral student Natasha Lowery is seeking people with a confirmed diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder to participate in the study. Participants will receive a $10 gift certificate and reimbursement for mileage to TU if they travel from outside of Tulsa.

Each person will be seen for a 90-minute session. Participants will be asked to focus on the thoughts that trouble them. They will also fill out some forms, take part in a brief interview and discuss their thoughts. Testing will take place at TU, or, if the subject is unable to travel to Tulsa, at a public library in the participant’s community.

The disorder is characterized by distressing thoughts and compulsive behavior that interfere with a person’s normal life. For example, a person may constantly worry about germs and repeatedly wash his hands.

To obtain more information or to enroll in the study, please contact Lowery by phone at (918) 631-5472 or by e-mail at lowerynatasha@hotmail.com.