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Pitt+Me CLAP Study – Healthy Volunteers


STUDY BASICS

Are you 18-45 years old and have no history of any mental health disorder? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help better understand how the brain functions in people with and without mood disorders. Compensation provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

People with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorders process information differently than people without mood disorders. The purpose of this study is to better understand how the brain functions in people with and without mood disorders. Researchers hope their findings will lead to better treatments for people with mood disorders in the future.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

•    Ages 18-45
•    No history of any mental health disorder, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc.
•    Right-handed
•    Have never had any head injury
•    Have not been diagnosed with any other serious medical problems
•    No history of learning or developmental problems, such as dyslexia or autism
•    Willing and able to undergo MRI scanning (no non-removable metal in your body and not claustrophobic)
•    Not pregnant


WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

After an initial phone call to find out if you are eligible for the study, participation includes up to five visits over one year. Each visit may take between 2-5 hours to complete. Participants will have a mental health evaluation and may be asked to complete various tasks while having an fMRI scan. FMRI scans are not invasive and do not use radiation.


IRB:
  PRO17120187B - The contribution of aberrant anticipatory processing to spectrum depression and mania, and cognitive and emotional dysfunction in major depressive and bipolar disorders.

RESEARCH AREAS:
  Healthy Volunteer


Age Range
AGE:   18 - 45

Duration DURATION:  1 year
VISITS:  Up to 5 visits

Location LOCATION: 
McKee Place (Oakland) & UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Compensation COMPENSATION: 
Up to $340
Phone Number PHONE NUMBER:
1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Anna Manelis

Anna Manelis, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Manelis is a graduate of Rutgers University where she received her PhD in psychology. She received her postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Manelis’ research interests include neurobiological mechanisms of working and episodic memory in healthy and depressed individuals.




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