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NIMH Twitter Chat on Clinical Research Participation

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NIMH Twitter Chat

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured. To make this vision a reality, NIMH conducts and funds clinical research to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

The participation of volunteers is essential for researchers to learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. Both healthy volunteers and those diagnosed with a mental illness can participate in carefully conducted clinical trials  that test new treatments, identify causes, and evaluate genetic influence. Each clinical research study has different requirements that determine whether a person can participate.

To learn more about participating in a clinical research study, please tune into NIMH’s Twitter chat on Monday, January 12, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. NIMH expert Susanna Sung, LCSW-C, will be on hand to answer your related questions.

Please use the hashtag #NIMHchats to follow and participate in the conversation on clinical research participation. To ask questions, you must have a Twitter account. If you prefer to simply observe the chat taking place, you may do so at and view the conversation in real-time. An archive of the chat will be posted on NIMH’s website following the event.

If you have any questions, please email See you on Twitter!