Caloric Vestibular Stimulation for Modulation of Insight in Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

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Trial ID: NCT03918577

Purpose

This study investigates whether caloric vestibular stimulation can modulate a measure of insight in obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.

Official Title

Caloric Vestibular Stimulation for Modulation of Insight in Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

Stanford Investigator(s)

Peter Johannes van Roessel

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Carolyn Rodriguez
Carolyn Rodriguez

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)

Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria:

* Age 18-65
* Primary diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Illness Anxiety Disorder or Somatic Symptom Disorder (excluding "with predominant pain")
* Strongly held OCRD-related concerns meeting BABS score criterion.
* No recent change in psychopharmacological treatment, if any
* Capacity to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

* Psychiatric or medical conditions (eg, vertigo, history of otological surgery) that might make participation unsafe
* Pregnant or nursing women
* Active or recent substance use

Intervention(s):

other: Caloric Vestibular Stimulation

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Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Pavithra Makunda, MS
650-723-4095