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Clinical Trials — Participants

NIMH, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports research studies on mental health and disorders. Clinical trials  are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.

Choosing to take part in clinical research is an important personal decision. Your decision to participate will depend on your interests, needs, and expectations about research. For basic information about clinical research and to help you make a decision about whether to participate, please visit “NIH Clinical Research Trials and You” at http://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/ . This website will help you learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate.

To participate, refer a patient, or learn about the results of studies visit ClinicalTrials.gov , a searchable registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. NIH-funded studies occur in nearly every state in the U.S. and in many countries internationally—an actively recruiting study may be near you.

NIH-funded studies are currently recruiting participants in the mental health topics below. These links will provide you with study details, contact information, and locations of the studies. Please note that the list below is not a comprehensive list of all disorders associated with NIH-funded studies. If you do not see the disorder you are interested in, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov  where you can search studies by disorder name. Studies conducted at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland may provide assistance with travel and lodging.