The Utility and Impact of a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Finn Hughes (MPsycholSci Clinical and Health Psychology student, The University of Liverpool) is inviting you to participate in a research study about the utility and impact of receiving a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

If you have received a diagnosis of OCD you might be eligible to take part in this research study.

What is the study about?

Finn is conducting a study investigating the utility of receiving a diagnosis of OCD and how receiving the diagnosis has impacted you in your life. You do need a formal diagnosis of OCD in order to take part in this study.

What will participation involve?

Participation will involve a 30-60 minute interview that will be asking a series of questions about your experience with receiving the diagnosis. Questions will ask your opinions about receiving a diagnosis as well as how the diagnosis has helped you access treatment options and how you experience life since receiving the diagnosis.

This interview can be done face to face if you are based in the Liverpool area, otherwise a skype interview can be conducted instead. The interview method is your choice to make. The interview will be recorded and subsequently transcribed and once transcribed the audio data will be deleted. The transcripts will then be analysed.

Who can participate?

If you are aged over 18, and have received a diagnosis of OCD you can participate in the study. You must also be fluent in English to participate.

Please read the attached Information Sheet for more information.

Are you interested in participating?

Please email Finn at

If you have any questions please contact either Finn at the email provided or the principal investigator at