Current Studies

This page includes information on studies we are currently recruiting for.

For more information about any of our studies:






Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors : Trichotillomania + Dermatillomania

“A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Dronabinol in Trichotillomania and Other Body focused Repetitive Behaviors”

A 10 week research study to test the safety and efficacy of dronabinol for trichotillomania (TTM; hair pulling disorder) and skin picking disorder (SPD). 

 “Natural Recovery in BFRB’s”

Overarching goal to characterize the clinical phenotypes of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) that are associated with natural recovery from their disorders.


“Tolcapone in Impulsivity and Compulsivity”
A 2 visit MRI study for people with OCD testing the effects of the medication Tolcapone on the brain.

Impulse Control Disorders

“Susceptibility to Pathological Gambling” (Non-treatment, not currently recruiting)
A research study to to better understand of measures that may be taken to prevent people from becoming pathological gamblers.
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“Silymarin Treatment of Pathological Gambling: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study”
An 8 week experimental study using a natural supplement for gambling.

“Role of Dopamine in Impulsivity and Compulsivity”
A 2 visit MRI study for people with OCD, impusivity, and healthy controls.

Neurological Disorders

“Ecopipam in Tourette’s”

A research study to to better evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of ecopipam in pediatric subjects.

Personality Disorders

“Brexpiprazole in Borderline Personality Disorder”
A research study to to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Brexpiprazole in adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD).