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Neurotransmitter PET and MRI Imaging and Cognitive Phenotype Neural Circuitry In Vivo In Mood Disorders and Suicidal Behavior (1)
Imaging Brain Functions Related to Depression and Suicidal Thinking
Sponsor:NIMH
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Age Range:Between 18 and 65 years old
IRB Number:6786
Contact: Christiana Silva, B.A.: 646-774-7561 / christiana.silva@nyspi.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information:

This research study uses brain imaging to explore the biological causes of major depression andwhy some people feel suicidal or may act on such thoughts. Our ultimate goal is to improveprevention of suicide. Individuals may qualify if they have depression with or without suicidalthoughts or previous suicide attempts. Participation involves a detailed diagnostic set ofinterviews, brain imaging scans (MRI and PET) and neuropsychological tasks. Eligibleindividuals will be compensated up to $475 and may receive up to 6 months of free doctor visitsfor medication-based treatment. Although we have paused all research procedures due to therecommended COVID-19 safety regulations, we are continuing to screen by telephone foreligibility. No in-person visits are required at this time. In-person screening and procedures willresume after the pause is lifted.

Do You Qualify?
Are you between the ages of 18-65 years?YesNo
Are you currently depressed?YesNo
Are you taking medication that is effectively treating your depression?YesNo
Are you currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant?YesNo
Do you have a parent, child, or sibling with a history of schizophrenia?YesNo
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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Christiana Silva, B.A.
Email: christiana.silva@nyspi.columbia.edu
Phone: 646-774-7561