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TOPS Study FAQs

How do I know if the TOPS study for OCD is appropriate for me?

In order to see if this study is a good match for you, our research staff will conduct a complete evaluation. First, study staff will talk with you on the phone. If it appears that the study may be a good fit for you, we will invite you in for an in-person interview.

Should I talk to my doctor before I start this study?

Yes. In fact, we will ask your permission to contact your current treatment provider to discuss your care. We will also explain this study to your provider to make sure it's a healthy choice for you.

Can I still participate if I'm taking other medications?

Most other prescription and over-the-counter medications are okay to take during the trial. Our research team will help determine if the study is a good match for you based on the medications you are currently taking.

What happens if I feel worse coming off my medication?

We will be monitoring your progress very closely during the study, and our team will work quickly to address any concerns you have or any sudden worsening of your symptoms.

Is transportation provided?

On the rare occasion where participants do not have their own transportation, our researchers will try to work with participants to coordinate transportation. The options vary depending on each person's need and geographic location. The best thing to do is call 401-455-6236 to discuss transportation with a research assistant.

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