Behavioral and fMRI studies of cognition in healthy individuals and patients with anxiety

ID Number 11-1344

Principal Investigator(s)
Emily Stern

Department(s) or Division(s)
Psychiatry

Description

The current research study is designed to learn more about how cognition works in individuals with anxiety disorders, specifically Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  This study uses neuroimaging techniques (fMRI) to examine the neural mechanisms underlying switching attention in individuals with a diagnosis of OCD.  

Potential participants may qualify to take part in this research study if they are between the ages of 18 and 50 without a history of serious problems with their health (such as a heart attack), emotions (such as depression) or nervous system (such as seizures), have received a diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and are interested in participating in psychological research.



Contact Information
Alexandra Muratore
(212) 824-8995
sinaibrainlab@mssm.edu

Recruiting Patients: Yes