Participants sought for studies Do you have OCD? Participate in a survey on lifestyle and health

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often means a very limited life, where a lot of energy is put into dealing with anxiety and obsessive thoughts. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet are now conducting a survey-study, examining the lifestyle and health of people diagnosed with OCD. If you have a confirmed OCD diagnosis, you are welcome to participate in the survey.

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Previous research has indicated that individuals with OCD have a higher risk to develop different health problems, which could be related to lifestyle habits, such as physical inactivity, smoking, an unhealthy diet and more.

A research group at Karolinska Institutet is conducting an online survey on the physical health and lifestyle habits of individuals with OCD from all over the world. The researchers hope that the results from this study will fill important knowledge gaps and help to develop preventive measures.

How to participate 

You are welcome to participate if you are at least 18 years old and have a confirmed OCD diagnosis.  

We will need your consent to use your survey answers for research purposes.Your answers will be completely anonymous and no identifiable information will be stored anywhere. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Click here to apply to the survey-study on OCD

Do you have any questions about the study?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the study:


Processing of personal data

Your personal data is processed for the purposes of this study in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The legal entity responsible for processing of your personal data is Karolinska Institutet. The Data Protection Officer can be reached at The data will be analyzed on a group level, handled confidentially and it will be stored in a secure database at Karolinska Institutet. You can terminate your participation in the study at any time.