Current studies at the ACID Research Lab:

List of Current Studies and Information

This page includes a number of the projects underway in our lab. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or are curious about any of the studies you find on this page.

You can contact us by phone or email:

Sarah

773-702-9066 

sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

Stephanie

773-834-3778 

valles@uchicago.edu

 

Binge Eating Disorder

"A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Vortioxetine in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder"
A research study using an experimental drug for binge eating disorder ages 18-65.
Complete the form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Binge or
Contact Sarah Redden at  773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

Trichotillomania 

"Silymarin Treatment of Trichotillomania in Children and Adults: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Study"

A 13 week research study using an experimental supplement for hair pulling. For ages 10-65.
Contact Sarah Redden at  773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

"Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Precision Medicine Initiative"
A research study to better understand Hair Pulling Disorder and Skin Picking Disorder.
Contact Sarah Redden at  773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

Skin Picking

"Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Precision Medicine Initiative"
A research study to better understand Hair Pulling Disorder and Skin Picking Disorder.
Contact Sarah Redden at  773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

OCD

"Tolcapone Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Pilot Study"
Contact Sarah Redden at  773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

"A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of adjunctive BHV-4157 in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"
A 12 week experimental drug study for people with OCD who have had an inadequate response to prior therapy.
Complete form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OCDRecruitment or
Contact Sarah Redden at 773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

"Tolcapone in Impulsivity and Compulsivity"
A 2 visit MRI study for people with OCD testing the effects of the medication Tolcapone on the brain.
Contact Sarah Redden at 773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

Impulse Control Disorders

"Susceptibility to Pathological Gambling" (Non-treatment, not currently recruiting)
A research study to to better understand of measures that may be taken to prevent people from becoming pathological gamblers.
Complete the form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACIDGambling or 
Contact Sarah Redden at 773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

"Silymarin Treatment of Pathological Gambling: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study"
An 8 week experimental study using a natural supplement for gambling.
Contact Sarah Redden at 773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

"Role of Dopamine in Impulsivity and Compulsivity"
A 2 visit MRI study for people with OCD, impuslivity, and healthy controls.
Contact Sarah Redden at 773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu

   

List of future clinical trials:

To learn more information about any of the above studies, please contact Sarah Redden at 773-702-9066 or sredden@bsd.uchicago.edu.

For details visit http://clinicaltrials.gov (a service of the U.S. National Institute of Health)

As studies become available, they will be listed on this page.