OCD Research: An Exciting New Study


Do you suffer from OCD? Biohaven Pharmaceuticals is studying an investigational medicine to research potential treatments of OCD.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 years old and have been diagnosed with OCD or you think you may have OCD, you may qualify to participate in our OCD research study. Call us at 312-584-5232 for more information or click the Learn More button below.

OCD Study

There are medications used to treat OCD. However, some people do not experience relief from OCD symptoms despite being on medication. In this study, adults with OCD who are eligible to participate will receive an investigational medication that is taken in addition to their current medication. This investigational medication targets glutamate, a chemical in the brain that is believed to contribute to OCD. There is no cost to participate, and you may be compensated for your time and travel.

Read what they are saying about the OCD Study in the news, read the blog, or learn more about how the study works below.

What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects 1 in 100 people and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease his or her distress.

Please fill out the form below for more information.

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This information will not be shared with anyone except NOCD and the nearest participating research site.

How does the study work?


OCD Treatment Study: Why Participate

By joining this OCD Study, you will help contribute to our understanding of OCD and potential treatments. You will also receive:

  1. Study-related evaluations of your OCD-related symptoms and overall health

  2. Investigational drug and study-related care at no cost*

  3. You may receive compensation for time and travel to attend study visits

You do not need insurance to participate.


OCD Clinical Trial FAQs

  • 1. What is the purpose of a clinical study?

    • Clinical studies (also called clinical trials) are used to learn about the safety and effectiveness of possible new medications, medical devices, and medical procedures. Although there are many types of clinical trials, all United States-based clinical trials must conform to strict rules set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These rules help protect the rights and safety of those who volunteer to take part in clinical trials.

  • 2. Who is conducting this study?

    • The study is being conducted on behalf of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals by multiple sites (research clinics or hospitals) across the United States with trained, qualified, medical specialists.

  • 3. Will I have to pay anything if I participate?

    • No. If you qualify and are chosen to participate, you will receive all study-related care, including investigational study drug, at no cost to you.

  • 4. I'm not sure if I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Can I still participate?

    • If you think you have OCD, a clinician will evaluate if you are eligible.

  • 5. How many people will participate in this study?

    • About 226 people are expected to participate in this study.

  • 6. How long does the study last?

    • This study will last approximately 3 months and if your doctor thinks it may benefit you, you may have the opportunity to participate longer.

  • 7. What if I join the study and decide I do not want to participate anymore?

    • Like all clinical studies, your participation is fully voluntary. You may leave the study at any time.

  • 8. What is the next step if I am interested in the study?

    • See if you qualify for this study. If you qualify, you can click on the nearest location to you on the map and you will be given the contact information to call/email that site and see if you are eligible.

Are You A Candidate?

Learn more information on the OCD study or find out if you’re a candidate for the OCD trial.

We are also collaborating with nOCD, the creators of an application designed to help patients manage their OCD symptoms. You may be interested in visiting their site.