One of our main interests is to conduct research that enhances the understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and identifying ways to improve treatment for patients with OCD.

To enhance our understanding of what causes OCD, we are currently gathering genetical data from 3000 Swedish patients with the disorder. This is part of a large international collaboration.

We have previously evaluated internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) for OCD in several randomized trials, and the treatment is now implemented in the regular health care system within Sweden. Several international studies on ICBT for OCD are ongoing, and the treatment has been translated to English, Portuguese and German.

We are currently evaluating a novel intensive treatment for OCD called the Bergen 4-day treatment (B4DT) in a randomized controlled trial where B4DT will be compared to weekly sessions of individual CBT.

For information on how to enroll in ongoing studies, see https://rucklab.com/for-patients/