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Clinical Trials — Participants

NIMH supports research studies on mental health and disorders. NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. 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.

Our goal is to give you basic information about clinical research and help you make a decision about whether to participate. Please see the brochure A Participant's Guide to Mental Health Clinical Research. This brochure provides answers to common questions about volunteering for mental health clinical research.

To participate, refer a patient, or learn about the results of studies visit , the NIH/National Library of Medicine's registry of federally and privately funded clinical trials for all disease.

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, 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  where you can search studies by disorder name. Studies conducted at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland may provide assistance with travel and lodging.