Nutrition and Gut Health in Youth OCD Study

 

Study Description

Are you interested in helping us learn more about nutrition, gut microbiota, and mental health? If you (or your child) are 12 to 17-years-old and diagnosed with OCD, we'd love to have you participate.  We're also seeking healthy youth of the same age to participate.

For more information, please contact Emily Macphail at ecmmacph@ucalgary.ca.

  Nutraceutical

 

Disorders Helped

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age 12 - 17 
  • Diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or no physical or mental health issues
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

We're also seeking youth of the same age to be part of the study who have not been diagnosed with OCD.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Regular use of prebiotics or probiotics within the past three months
    Use of antibiotics within the past three months

 

Age Range

Age 12 - 17

Benefits

Participants with obsessive-compulsive disorder who are randomized to receive the prebiotic fibre supplement may experience improved gastrointestinal health. The possibility that prebiotic supplementation may improve psychiatric health is being explored within this study.

Risks

Participants with obsessive-compulsive disorder who are randomized to receive the prebiotic supplement may experience mild bloating initially; however, this is not harmful.

Study Location and Contact Information

Address:

Alberta Children's Hospital 

28 Oki Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta  T3B 6A8

Contact:

Co-ordinator: Emily Macphail

Phone: 403-257-4262

Email: ecmmacph@ucalgary.ca

Website: www.ucalgary.ca/research/participate/study/13974/role-diet-and-gut-health-obsessive-compulsive-disorder

Time Commitment:

A total of one or two 1-2 hour visits