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Nitrous Oxide for OCD
This trial looks at whether nitrous oxide, a gas used during surgery to keep people pain-free and relaxed, can help people with OCD who haven't responded to other treatments.
Inclusion CriteriaYou will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
Study ObjectivesOutcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
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Who is running the clinical trial?
- You have OCD symptoms that are severe enough to be included in the study.You have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).You have severe symptoms of OCD.Your medical or mental health conditions may put you at risk and it's not safe for you to participate.You are currently pregnant or nursing a baby.You are able to take a break from your current treatment.You are able to take a break from treatment if required.
- Group 1: Experimental: Nitrous Oxide
- Group 2: Control: Nitrogen
- Screening: It may take up to 3 Weeks to process to see if you qualify in this trial.
- Treatment: The duration you will receive the treatment varies.
- Follow Ups: You may be asked to continue sharing information regarding the trial for 6 Months after you stop receiving the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this study seek elderly participants?
"The aim of this research is to enroll patients that are young adults between 18 and 65 years old."
What governmental regulations have been put in place for Nitrous Oxide?
"There is some clinical data suggesting that Nitrous Oxide is safe, but none attesting to its efficacy. Consequently, it received a score of 2."
To what effect is Nitrous Oxide typically employed?
"Nitrous oxide can be used for pain management during procedures such as benign skin lesion removal and respiratory challenge tests."
Would I be able to help test this new medication by enrolling in the clinical trial?
"Eligible patients for this trial must be 18-65 years old, suffering from OCD with moderate to high symptom severity, and able to go without treatment for a set period of time."
Are there any more patients needed to participate in this clinical trial?
"Yes, this is an ongoing clinical trial that was originally posted on April 17th, 2021. The study was last updated on September 23rd, 2022 and is looking for 45 participants from 1 location."
What is the projected total enrollment for this clinical trial?
"That is correct. The clinical trial in question, as indicated by information on clinicaltrials.gov, is still ongoing and looking for 45 individuals from 1 site."
What are some similar studies to the one involving Nitrous Oxide?
"Currently, there are 18 clinical studies underway that involve Nitrous Oxide. 2 of those trials have progressed to Phase 3 testing. The majority of the locations where these tests are being conducted are in Stanford, California; however, 20 different centres across the USA are running active trials."
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