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We are a team of researchers at the University of Oxford who are interested in better understanding fear of losing control and anxiety. We aim to develop a questionnaire that will help us understand whether there are differences in fear of losing control across anxiety disorders, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder. We are hoping to develop a deeper understanding of factors that may contribute to distress in these conditions, with the hope of tailoring and improving psychological treatments for these individuals. You do not need to identify as having any anxiety disorder to participate in this study.

How to apply

You can participate by accessing the survey here:

Or accessing our webpage here:


CUREC Approval Reference: R87791_RE001



We are looking for

Anybody can participate in this study, as long as you are: over 18, currently reside in the UK, and speak English fluently.


No expenses are paid as this is an online survey.