Research Request: The effect of having a sibling with OCD

The effect of having a sibling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): predictors of sibling relationship quality  by Claire Mason

This study aims to investigate the impact growing up with a sibling who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has on sibling relationships both in the past and at the present time.  Through this study we hope to gain a better understanding of the possible effects there might be on a child who lives with a sibling with OCD.  By understanding any potential impacts better, we would hope eventually that better and more targeted support could be offered to families and siblings.

This research is part of my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology being undertaken at Newcastle University and is supervised by Dr. Claire Lomax (Clinical Psychologist, Newcastle University Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Programme Director) and Dr David O’Sullivan (Clinical Psychologist, Newcastle University Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Clinical Tutor).

Can I take part?
We are looking for adults aged between 18 and 50 who had a sibling who experienced OCD during their childhood. For further information or to ask questions please contact researcher Claire Mason at:

To take part in the study please visit the following link:

This study was approved by the Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Ethics Committee, part of Newcastle University's Research Ethics Committee. This committee contains members who are internal to the Faculty, as well as one external member. This study was reviewed by members of the committee, who must provide impartial advice and avoid significant conflicts of interests.

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