Dads with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder wanted for study

18 January 2012

Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London want to find dads with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to take part in a study.

There is now a lot of evidence that people who suffer from problems with anxiety are more likely than average to have a relative who suffers from a similar problem. Whilst this may be partly due to shared genes, it is also likely that experiences and attitudes gained when growing up also play a role.

The IoPsych team is looking for dads with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder who live with a child aged 6-13 to take part in some research to help us understand this better. Taking part would involve a phone interview and some questionnaires. All the information would be anonymous and held securely and would  help families in the future living with similar difficulties.

Please contact Dr Rebecca Chilvers at Rebecca.chilvers@kcl.ac.uk or 07842 047339 (research mobile) for more information or to talk about taking part.

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