Waitlist-Control Trial of Smartphone CBT for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

2019-10-28 13:56:54 | BioPortfolio


The investigators are testing the efficacy of Smartphone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The investigators hypothesize that participants receiving app-CBT will have greater improvement in YBOCS scores than those in the waitlist condition at treatment endpoint (week 12).


The primary aim of this study is to test the efficacy of a Smartphone-based CBT treatment for adults with OCD recruited nationally. In a prior study (Clinical Trials Identifier # NCT03221738), the investigators developed and pilot-tested the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a CBT for BDD app in an open pilot trial. The investigators are now further testing these outcomes in a randomized controlled trial. Eligible subjects (N= 58) will be randomly assigned to 12-weeks of Smartphone-delivered CBT for OCD either immediately, or after a 12-week long waiting period (50/50 chance).

Study Design


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Smartphone-delivered CBT for OCD


Massachusetts General Hospital
United States


Not yet recruiting


Telefónica Innovación Alpha, S.L

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