OCD & Tourette’s/Tic Disorder Research Study
New York University Grossman School of Medicine is partnering with the Nathan Kline Institute in a research study aimed at helping people with OCD & Tourette’s/Tic Disorder.
Research Conducted in New York, NY
Compensation Provided
in good physical health
Able to Do MRI Scan
18 - 60 Years Old
Fast Facts
About Our Research Study
Our study evaluates a new treatment method for symptoms found in patients with obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s Syndrome and Tic Disorders (TD).

Both OCD and Tourette’s/Tic Disorder are long-lasting chronic conditions that cause individuals to perform unwanted behaviors. Researchers are studying the use of ondansetron as a potential treatment option for both of these conditions. Ondansetron is currently commonly used to treat nausea.

Our research will help us understand how this FDA-approved medication may work in reducing symptoms of these disorders. Participants will receive multiple fMRI scans, in-person visits with medical professionals, and phone calls.

Additional Information
Why is this research study being done?
Our study aims to improve neural functioning and reduce sensory symptoms that individuals face with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s/Tic Disorder and through the use of ondansetron.

Is this study for me?
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Diagnosis of OCD or Tourette’s/Tic disorder
  • Unmedicated or stable on medication for at least 6 weeks
What will happen if I participate in this study?
If you are eligible, you will:

  • Answer questions about your health and emotions
  • Perform computer tasks while having your brain activity measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Take an FDA approved drug commonly used for the treatment of nausea, or a placebo (which is a drug with no therapeutic effect, such as a sugar pill), for 4 weeks
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants will be compensated up to $425.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this research study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research study.