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Online Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The University of Tasmania is seeking volunteers with symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to participate in a research study of a trial treatment for OCD called OCDdrop. OCD symptoms might include fear of dirt or contamination which can result in rituals around washing or cleaning. Other symptoms might include excessive checking and other rituals.

OCDdrop uses an interactive 3-D game world to practice skills in exposure with response prevention (ERP). ERP is a recognised effective treatment method in both clinic based and self-help approaches. The research aims to find out how effective the online skill building approach is in reducing symptoms of OCD.

OCDdrop was developed by Professor Ken Kirkby, Dr Allison Matthews and Dr Joel Scanlan at the University of Tasmania. The current research is being conducted by Rosie Maunder, a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) student.

Eligible participants will be required to complete a phone interview followed by three 45 minute treatment sessions online, at 7 day intervals (using their own computer). They will also be asked to complete some online questionnaires both before and after the treatment sessions.

Volunteers who are interested in participating can register for the treatment trial at no cost by visiting www.OCDdrop.com, or for more information please email contact@ocddrop.com

We look forward to hearing from you