Genomic Studies of OCD

The goal the project will be to identify multiple Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) risk genes, each carrying large effects that will provide essential molecular clues to the origins of OCD and offer avenues for the development of new treatments.

This is a multi-center study with Rutgers University, University of Iowa, University of Miami, Mass General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Yale University, and Rogers Behavioral Health. We will be recruiting patients with OCD for this study and potentially their biological parents for this genetics study. This study will involve filling out questionaires regarding psychiatric/medical history, OCD symptoms, and information regarding related conditions such as tic disorder, trichotillomania, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Subsequently, a more in depth psychological evaluation may also take place. A blood draw will then be performed for this genetics study.


Please email [email protected] if you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study.


OCD Genetics Interest Form