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Clinical Trials — Participants

Participate in a Clinical Trial

NIMH supports a large number of research studies, including both laboratory and clinical research. Clinical research trials enroll people with disorders being studied to participate in tests of new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.  Some studies enroll people without identified health problems to provide baseline information on health. Clinical research trials are at the heart of all medical advances. Learn more about clinical trials below.

You can learn more about how to participate, refer a patient, or learn about results of studies at , the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Library of Medicine's registry of federally and privately funded clinical trials conditions at NIH and across the country for a variety of diseases and conditions. Search by disorder name or view current studies on mental health on . You can also learn more studies conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD at the following links:

Some studies enroll locally, others regionally or nationally. Please contact each research study team to learn more specifics. If you qualify for a study, then a study-related evaluation, treatment and, in some cases transportation to NIH is provided without cost to you or your health plan.

For more information about NIMH research studies, please contact us at 301-496-5645 or

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