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PAID RESEARCH STUDY FOR 27-65yo WITH DEPRESSION

Peter A. Arnett, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Penn State University, is conducting a study looking at emotional and brain functioning in MS. Individuals involved would participate in a clinical assessment, questionnaires, cognitive testing, saliva swab, and MRI scan.

Inclusion Criteria:
• Between 27-65 years of age
• Depressive symptoms
• Fluent in English
• No diagnosis of MS or other neurological disorder
• Able to travel to State College, PA for the session
• Able to undergo an MRI

Exclusion Criteria:
• Unwilling or unable to consent
• Diagnosis of bipolar or schizophrenia spectrum disorders
• Substantial neurocognitive impairments, such as dementia
• Acute suicidal ideations
• Very severe depression that would interfere with the ability to participate in the study
• Current treatment for depression: We will exclude patients if they are undergoing continued psychotherapy/behavioral treatments for depression. We will also exclude patients who started anti-depressant pharmacotherapy within the last 2 months. We will document current pharmacotherapy and monitor any changes in dosage throughout study participation (but this will not be an exclusion criterion).
• Unable to undergo an MRI scan (e.g., metal in your body)

Study Dates, Times and Location
Location: State College, PA
Approximate Participant Study Length: 6-7 hours
Compensation: $100

Contact Information:
Cristina Roman, M.S.
depression.imaging.study@gmail.com
814-865-5578
Details
Title:  PAID RESEARCH STUDY FOR 27-65yo WITH DEPRESSION
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