Study participation is 6 months plus one additional 1-year follow up visit. Participation includes 12 weeks of either a smartphone-based cognitive behavioral therapy program or a health and well-being program and 5 assessment visits with a study clinician over video chat.
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4a. If "other," please specify:
The Partners standard is to send email securely. If you prefer, we can send you "unencrypted" email that is not secure and could result in the unauthorized use or disclosure of your information. If you want to receive communications by unencrypted email despite these risks, Partners HealthCare will not be held responsible.
Please note that if you elect to receive encrypted emails, you will be required to create a username and password prior to opening the email. Additionally, encrypted emails may be automatically sent to your SPAM folder, and cannot be opened from your phone (i.e., you must open them from your computer).
5. Email Security Preference:
Encrypted (password protected; must be opened on a computer) Unencrypted (regular email)
Please read each question carefully and mark the answer that is true for you.
6. Do you have repetitive thoughts that keep coming back no matter how hard you try not to have them?
(Examples include: contamination, unwanted sexual/aggressive/inappropriate thoughts, order/symmetry, fear of harming others/self that you have no intention of acting on, religious obsessions, superstitious thoughts) Yes No
6a. Please describe these thoughts.
6b. Is your main repetitive thought about wanting to be dead or wanting to harm or kill yourself?
Yes No If you are having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please call 988 or text HOME to 741741 to receive support from a trained crisis counselor through a nationwide hotline. If this is an acute emergency requiring immediate medical attention or emergency personnel, please instead call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Support is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-SUICIDE.
6c. Is your main repetitive thought about a past traumatic event you can't stop thinking about?
7. Do you engage in repetitive behaviors to try to get rid of unwanted thoughts or to try to prevent bad things from happening? Repetitive behaviors can be either observable behaviors (e.g., excessive hand washing) or mental acts (e.g., praying, counting).
7a. Please describe these behaviors.
8. How much of your time per day is taken up by repetitive thoughts or behaviors?
Less than 1 hour 1-3 hours 3-8 hours 8+ hours
9. How much do these repetitive thoughts or behaviors interfere with your daily life?
No interference Mild interference Moderate interference Severe interference
10. Are you currently in therapy?
10a. Would you be willing to pause therapy while enrolled in this study?
11. Have you ever seen a therapist or mental health provider for OCD?
12. Did a therapist teach you different skills or strategies?
12a. Please describe the skills or strategies.
13. Did they ask you to complete worksheets, homework to practice skills, or assignments in-between sessions?
14. Did they ask you to monitor and increase activities that you enjoy (even when you didn't feel like doing so)?
15. Did they ask you to deliberately expose yourself to situations or things that made you anxious or uncomfortable?
16. Have you ever been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition?
16a. Please describe the psychiatric condition.
Thank you so much for completing the questions above. Your answers are not reviewed in real time. If it looks like you may be eligible to participate, a member of our study staff will reach out to you. Only potentially eligible participants will be contacted. Support is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-SUICIDE. If you are having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please call 988 or text HOME to 741741 to receive support from a trained crisis counselor through a nationwide hotline. If this is an acute emergency requiring immediate medical attention or emergency personnel, please instead call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
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