Family Based Treatment of Early Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
This study will evaluate a treatment program for young children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and their families.
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Behavioral: Relaxation Training
|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|
|Study Start Date:||March 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2006|
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.
|United States, Rhode Island|
|Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University|
|Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903|