Nutrition and Gut Health in Youth OCD Study
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 [email protected].
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- 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.
Regular use of prebiotics or probiotics within the past three months
Use of antibiotics within the past three months
Age 12 - 17
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.
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
Alberta Children's Hospital
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8
Co-ordinator: Emily Macphail
Email: [email protected]
A total of one or two 1-2 hour visits