PSYCHOMOTOR STUDY

COMING SOON!

 
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HAVE YOU BEEN EXPERIENCING LOW MOOD, OR LOSS IN INTEREST OR PLEASURE?

We are now recruiting participants ages 18-60 for a study examining clinical depression and motor functioning. We are interested in developing a better understanding of slowing and agitated movements that are characteristic of depression, and determine if these movements occur only in active depression, or are also present in individuals whose depression is remitted.

STUDY DETAILS AND COMPENSATION

Participants will be enrolled in the study for 18 months. The first visit will include a 2 hour interview, completing some motor tasks and a few questionnaires. Participants will also be asked to wear an actigraphy watch for continuous recording of motor activity for one week, and complete an MRI scan. Participants will come back to the lab at 6, 12, and 18 months for follow-up visits where they will complete the same interview, questionnaires, and motor tasks.

Participants will be compensated $120 for their first visit, and $50 for each subsequent follow-up visit.

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WHO WILL BE A GOOD FIT FOR THE STUDY?

Eligible individuals for both groups are between ages 18 and 60 and do not have any of the following:

  • Metal anywhere in the body such as metal plates, braces, implants, pacemakers. 

  • Piercings that cannot be removed.

  • History of neurological conditions such as epilepsy.

  • History of significant head injury with the loss of consciousness.