Investigating the Effects of Electronically Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Brain Structure in Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder using Functional MRI
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of delivering e-CBT through the Online PsychoTherapy Tool (OPTT) for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) compared to a counselling form of treatment. Participants will be randomized into two groups. The first group will receive 12 weeks of e-CBT with the second group receiving weekly check-ins from a therapist who will serve more as an emotional support role asking about how the participant is doing and feeling. We aim to investigate and compare the effects from both treatment arms, as well as the feasibility of implementing the program. Additionally, all participants will be given smart watches to wear during the course of the study as we will be incorporating physiological information (heart rate, sleep patterns, physical activity levels, etc.) into our data analysis.