2011 IOCDF Grant

The frequency of oscillations in obsessive compulsive disorder

Elana Harris, MD, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH)

Award Amount: $50,000

With the rise of imaging methods and measurements that could look into how brain regions interact in patients with OCD, more research was needed into their strengths and limitations.

This study by Dr. Harris and her team contributed to a publication that explored electromagnetic activity methods in OCD and schizophrenia. Existing literature on methods such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), and event related potentials; as well as research on neurophysiological markers for OCD, were examined in order to create a comprehensive and technical review for clinical and diagnostic aid.


Resulting Publication:

*Harris, E. & Korostenskaja, M. (2014). The utility of electromagnetic activity measures in obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. From Kalinin, V. (Ed.). Obsessive-compulsive disorder: The old and the new problems. doi:10.5772/57247