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Depression and Brain Changes in Fear and Anxiety

Join a Research Study: Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-301-451-5087 [TTY: 1-866-411-1010].

The purpose of this research study is to better understand how the brain and body work when a person with depression feels anxious.

Research Participation Includes: 1-3 outpatient visits, computer tasks, and exposure to unpleasant stimuli and a brain scan (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

Who Can Participate: Depressed adults between the ages of 18-50, who are free of psychiatric medications and certain medical conditions.

You may not be eligible is you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, current alcohol or substance abuse problems, heart disease, neurological disease, or any health problems that would interfere with the study or make it unsafe for you.

The study is conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The testing sessions will take up to 2.5 hours. There is no cost to participate and compensation is provided. This study does not include treatment.

First Steps to Participate in Research: Learn study details, ask about your eligibility, and consent to participate.