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Attention and Memory Research Study

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].

This research study seeks to understand if two commonly prescribed medications affect attention and anxiety while performing computer-based tasks. The study involves one assessment visit and two outpatient visits.

The study is enrolling healthy participants ages 18-50. You may be eligible if you no current psychiatric disorder and are free of certain medical conditions.

You may not be eligible is you are pregnant or nursing, have heart disease, neurological disease, certain mental health disorders, or any health problems that would interfere with the study or make it unsafe for you.

Research Participation Includes: Taking one dose of a medication: either Ritalin, Inderal, or placebo (an inactive pill), and performing computer tasks under stressful conditions. Participation may include a brain scan (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

The study is conducted at the NIH Clinical Center, America’s research hospital, located on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, MD. Parking is provided at no cost. There is no charge for study related procedures and compensation is provided.

First Steps to Participate in Research: Learn study details, ask about your eligibility, and consent to participate. Refer to study no. 14-M-0114. Se habla español.