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STUDY BASICS

Are you age 55 or older and currently depressed? If so, you may be able to participate in a study to help understand why some people become depressed and have thoughts of hurting themselves, while others do not. This study includes 2-3 interview sessions lasting 2-4 hours, with yearly follow-ups for 4 years. Compensation provided.


IRB:
  STUDY19060351 - Decision Processes of Late-Life Suicide

RESEARCH AREAS:
  Featured Research

Age Range
AGE:   55 and up

Duration DURATION:  4 years
VISITS:  2-3 interview sessions with yearly follow-ups

Location LOCATION: 
This study has temporarily switched to remote visits, but participants will need to travel to Oakland for visits once stay-at-home orders are lifted.
Compensation COMPENSATION: 

$100 to $150

Phone Number PHONE NUMBER:
1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Katalin Szanto

Katalin Szanto, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She has extensive experience treating suicidal patients and their families and in her current clinical practice treats veterans with PTSD and other mental disorders in a primary care setting. Her research experience includes conducting a psychological autopsy study, a suicide prevention program in primary care, extensive experience in interviewing practitioners who have lost patients by suicide, and conducting a long-term follow-up study on risk and protective factors for late-life suicide.




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