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Family Based Treatment of Early Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

This study has been completed.
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Rhode Island Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 19, 2003
Last updated: May 6, 2014
Last verified: February 2008

This study will evaluate a treatment program for young children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and their families.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Behavioral: Relaxation Training
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Family Based Treatment of Early Childhood OCD

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Further study details as provided by Rhode Island Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: March 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2006
Detailed Description:

Childhood onset OCD is a serious condition that may be a predictor of illness in adulthood. To date, no OCD psychotherapy trials have specifically focused on early childhood. Development of interventions for childhood onset OCD that address both developmental considerations and familial relationships is necessary.

Participants are randomly assigned to receive 12 sessions of either Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Relaxation Training (RT) over the course of 14 weeks. The CBT treatment is designed to lessen anxiety by addressing specific OCD symptoms. The relaxation intervention addresses generalized feelings of anxiety with the expectation that OCD symptoms may benefit indirectly. The clarity, completeness, acceptability, and feasibility of both interventions is assessed. A 3-month post-treatment follow-up is also conducted.


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 8 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00055068

United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided by Rhode Island Hospital

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00055068     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21 MH60669, R21MH060669, DSIR CT-S
Study First Received: February 19, 2003
Last Updated: May 6, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Personality Disorders processed this record on November 20, 2014