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09 May 2008

Take part in depression/OCD study

Obsession and depression haunt us all. Now, a Cape Town researcher is determined to find out more about how these conditions really arise - and you can take part.

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"Passion is a positive obsession. Obsession is a negative passion." – Paul Carvel

Obsession and depression haunt us all. Now, a researcher from the University of Cape Town is determined to find out more about how these conditions really arise and how they are founded in emotion at a physiological level, instead of describing them merely as thought processes.

As part of her Neuropsychology PhD study, Michelle Jackson is looking for people to complete questionnaires related to emotions that coincide with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression.

She requests participation in one of two groups: the clinical group, which are for people who have been diagnosed either with OCD or depression, and the control group, which are for people who have not been diagnosed, but who are interested in being part of the comparison.

Participants will need to fill in a few questionnaires, which the research will forward via e-mail. No personal contact beyond email is necessary, and all your information will be protected and held strictly confidential.*

Once results have been analysed, the researcher will provide you with individualised feedback if you are interested.

For more information or to take part, please contact Michelle at mindmyths@gmail.com or on 082 309 9842.

*You will remain anonymous under all conditions (even if the research is published, your identity will always be protected) and you have the right to withdraw from the study at any time (all of this is detailed in the Information & Consent Form).

 
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