Category Archives: Research

Understanding Eating Disturbances in OCD Survey

University of Hertfordshire PhD student, Sonay Kucukterzi-Ali, invites all healthcare professionals with 1+ years’ experience working with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to participate in a study investigating eating disturbances in OCD.

This study is comprised of two parts

Part one involves completing a brief online survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes. The survey is designed for healthcare professionals, of any discipline, regardless of their country of practice. 

Part two (optional) involves participating in an interview to further explore views on eating disturbances in OCD. Participants can be of any healthcare/clinical profession but must be based in the United Kingdom.

  • Interviews will last between 30-60 minutes and are completed remotely. For further information or to express interest in Part two, please email Sonay Kucukterzi-Ali at

Participation in any part of the study is anonymous and, as a gesture of thanks, all participants will receive a continuing professional development (CPD) certificate, endorsing their contribution. 

Orchard OCD Survey on New OCD Treatments

UK Charity, Orchard need participants for their new OCD survey on new or alternative forms of OCD therapy.

This survey will help recruitment for OCD studies and those participating will be vital to the development of OCD treatments, which could help many others in the future.

Those participating must be 18 and over and self-identify as having OCD. They do not need to have an official diagnosis of OCD in order to participate. It will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Below is the link to our survey:

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders under COVID-19 – ICOCS Special Issue

The International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders is pleased to share a special issue of the Journal of Psychiatric Research on Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders under COVID-19. The special issue, edited by Eric Hollander and Michael Van Ameringen, contains 14 papers.

Correlates of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders symptom severity during the COVID-19 pandemic

The impact of coronavirus on individuals with problematic hoarding behaviours

Modulating neuroinflammation in COVID-19 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Media use and emotional distress under COVID-19 lockdown in a clinical sample referred for internalizing disorders: A Swiss adolescents’ perspective

Individual obsessive-compulsive traits are associated with poorer adjustment to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions

An international cross-sectional investigation on social media, fitspiration content exposure, and related risks during the COVID-19 self-isolation period

The impact of COVID-19 on patients with OCD: A one-year follow-up study

Obsessive-compulsive disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic

Stress, academic burnout, smartphone use types and problematic smartphone use: The moderation effects of resilience

Resilience predicts positive mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Yorkers with and without obsessive-compulsive disorder

Parental surveillance of OCD and mental health symptoms during COVID-19: A longitudinal study of Australian children, adolescents and families

The COVID-19 pandemic and problematic usage of the internet: Findings from a diverse adult sample in South Africa

Obsessive-compulsive symptoms among the general population during the first COVID-19 epidemic wave in Italy

First vs second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder: A multicentre report from tertiary clinics in Northern Italy

The full special issue can be found here: