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Depression Evaluations for Medication and Brain Imaging Studies

Join a Research Study: Depression

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-877-646-3644 (1-877-MIND-NIH) [TTY: 1-866-411-1010].

NIH researchers seek depressed people between the ages of 18-65 for participation in several brain imaging and medication studies that are evaluating how experimental medications (ketamine, riluzole & scopolamine) may reduce symptoms rapidly. 

Participation includes 1-4 visits, psychiatric interviews, medical history, physical exam, blood and other medical tests. Some studies are conducted on an outpatient basis, others on an inpatient basis. Participants must be free of other serious medical conditions. Research evaluations and medications are provided at no cost. 

The studies are conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. There is no cost to participate. We enroll eligible participants locally and from around the country. Travel arrangements are provided and costs covered by NIMH. (Arrangements vary by distance and by specific study.) After completing the study participants receive short-term follow-up care while transitioning back to a provider.

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