The investigators are testing two digital health interventions for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The investigators hope that these digital health programs will increase access to treatment for OCD.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • At least 18 years of age - Current diagnosis of primary DSM-5 OCD, based on MINI - Currently living in the United States

Exclusion Criteria

  • Psychotropic medication changes within 2 months prior to enrollment (Participants taking psychotropic medication must have been on a stable dose for at least 2 months prior to enrollment and not change medication during study period) - Past participation in ≥4 sessions of CBT for OCD - Current severe substance use disorder - Lifetime bipolar disorder or psychosis - Acute, active suicidal ideation as indicated by clinical judgment and/or a score ≥2 on the suicidal ideation subscale of the C-SSRS. - Current severe comorbid major depression, as indicated by clinical judgment and/or a QIDS-SR total score ≥ 21 - Current post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Concurrent psychological treatment - Does not own a supported mobile Smartphone with a data plan - Lack of technology literacy that would interfere with ability to engage with smartphone treatment

Study Design

Study Type
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Single (Outcomes Assessor)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Perspectives OCD
12 week Smartphone-delivered CBT for OCD.
  • Device: Perspectives OCD
    The app-delivered CBT in this project includes modules such as cognitive skills (e.g., cognitive restructuring, core belief work) and behavioral skills (e.g., exposure and response prevention).
Active Comparator
The Health and Well-Being Program
12 week health and well-being education
  • Device: The Health and Well-Being Program
    The website includes 12 modules related to general health and well-being (e.g., sleep and nutrition). Each module contains educational information and questions about an indvidual's experience with the given topic.

Recruiting Locations

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Emma Wolfe

More Details

Koa Health B.V.

Study Contact

Emma Wolfe, BA

Detailed Description

The primary aims of this study are to test the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of two digital health interventions for adults with OCD recruited nationally. Eligible subjects (N=120) will be randomly assigned (50/50 chance) to 12 weeks of app-based CBT on their personal Smartphone or 12 weeks of web-based health and well-being education in addition to completing clinical assessments and questionnaires from home. All participants will have access to a coach to help guide them through their assigned program. Total participation time for the study is approximately 6 months, and all study appointments (5 total) occur over secure phone or video conference call.


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