How Emotional States affect Decision-Making
Join a Research Study: Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region
How we feel can impact the choices we make. Feelings of sadness, stress, or pain can change our behavior. Researchers want to learn more about the choices we make when feeling bad. By learning more about how emotions affect thinking and behavior, we hope to better understand how to identify and treat people with mental disorders.
You may be able to participate in this outpatient study if you are:
- Ages 18-55 years old
- Do not have a diagnosed mental health condition
- Are otherwise medically healthy
Participation includes a medical evaluation, questionnaires, and a situation to cause a temporary change in emotional state (unpleasant physical/emotional feeling such as from mild pain, snack craving, or stress.)
This study includes 3 visits to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. Compensation is provided.
- NIMH Protocol Number: 000978-M
- ClinicalTrials.gov Study Number: 05666726
Investigator(s): Silvia Lopez-Guzman, M.D., Ph.D.