2004 OCF Grant

Measuring the effects of cognitive behavioral treatment on neurochemical compounds in pediatric OCD utilizing proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Stephen Whiteside, PhD & John Port, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Award Amount: $33,180

One of the theories behind why OCD occurs was that cortico-striatal dysfunctions in the brain were associated with symptoms. This study by Drs. Whiteside and Port aimed to investigate whether cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) could change irregularities in neurochemical compounds in children with OCD through a form of neuroimaging called proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy.