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This web site is intended for the prevention, education and treatment of Addictions, Impulse-Control Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our goal with this website was to create a place where patients and their families can search for the up-to-date scientific information that will help them make informed decisions.

Clinical psychiatry and neuroscience are fields moving ahead at an  unprecedented rate. Check back often for updates and new clinical trial opportunities as we will be updating this site regularly. 

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Binge Eating Disorder Study Recruitment

Are you struggling to stop binge eating?

We are seeking volunteers who can't stop eating for an experimental drug study.

Participants must fit the following:
-Binge eat 3+ days/week
-No psych. medications
-Age 18-65

Compensation between $20-$180

Contact Eric Leppink at: 773-834-3778

dTMS for OCD Study Recruitment

January 7th, 2016

Do you have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

We are seeking volunteers for a reserach study using Non-Invasive Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for OCD.

This is a 12 week reserach study. Participants must be between 22 and 68 years old.

Eligible participants will be reimbursed for time and travel.

Interested? Contact Eric Leppink at: 773-834-3778 OR eleppink@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu

OCD Study Recruitment

April 26th, 2013

Do you have obsessive-compulsive disorder? 

Are you currently taking medication but are still struggling to stop OCD symptoms?

We are currently seeking volunteers for a 21 week research study using an experimental drug for OCD. The study involved 11 study visits. Participants will be reimbursed for time and travel. You must be 18-65. 

Please contact Eric Leppink at 773-834-3778 if you are interested. 

Picking Study Recruitment

December 4th, 2012

Do you pick your skin? Does it feel out of control? We are recruiting for a skin picking study using the supplement N-Acetyl Cysteine. For more information, please contact Sarah Redden at 773-702-9066 or sredden@uchicago.edu

New study now recruiting 

October 30th, 2012

We are now recruiting for an impulsivity study conducted at the University of Chicago. If you are between the ages of 18 and 29 and have bet your money 5 times in the past year, you may qualify for the study. For more information, please contact Sarah Redden at 773-702-9066.


September 24th, 2012

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ACID is at the University of Chicago

August 17th, 2012

The Addictive, Compulsive and Impulsive Disorders Research Program is now conducting clinical research studies at the University of Chicago.

We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about who we are and more about our ongoing research.

Our group is in the process of setting up many studies at the University of Chicago, which will become available for recruitment over the next few months. Watch our website for updates on when studies are actively enrolling.

If you have any questions on the studies or the website, please contact Eric Leppink at 773-834-3778 or eleppink@uchicago.edu