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Winter, 2018 Insider Report

“This app was easy to use and it helped me confront some “trigger words.” If this (proves) to work, it would be amazing. It is so convenient and is inexpensive too!” – OCD community-based study participant feedback

One done, three to go

As 2018 comes to a close, so too does Rogers Research Center’s study regarding use of the cognitive bias modification (CBM) mobile application for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in a community-based setting. The study hit its target of 60 participants in November. The data is currently being analyzed in collaboration with researchers at San Diego State University. Publication of the findings is scheduled for 2019.

Progress continues with the remaining three CBM mobile application studies:

  • More than 75% of participants needed have been recruited for the community-based study to investigate the app’s effectiveness in treating major depressive disorder (MDD).
  • The two studies to test the use of the app as an enhancement to treatment are gaining traction. On any given day, an average of 3-5 patients may be enrolled in the studies and using the app as an enhancement for treatment of either OCD or MDD.

Final stats at a glance

Community-based study to investigate effectiveness of CBM mobile app as stand-alone treatment for OCD

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