Neurotransmitter PET and MRI Imaging and Cognitive Phenotype Neural Circuitry In Vivo in Mood Disorders and Suicidal Behavior (2)
Imaging Brain Function in Relatives of Depressed Suicide Attempters
Sponsor: NIMH
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
IRB Number: 6786
Contact: Abigail Byrnes, MA.: 646-774-7561 /
Additional Study Information: This research study uses brain imaging to explore the biological causes of depression and of suicidal behavior. Suicidal behavior and major depression are transmitted in families. Some family members are at risk and others are resilient. The investigators hope to develop a better understanding of how those family members at risk differ from those who are resilient, and hope to figure out how to make those at risk more like those who are resilient. This is real prevention because we want to prevent people from ever becoming depressed in the first place. Participation involves a detailed diagnostic set of interviews, brain imaging scans (MRI and PET) and neuropsychological tasks. Eligible individuals will be compensated up to $475.
This study is closed
J. John Mann, MD
Do You Qualify?
Are you between the ages of 18-29 years? Yes No
Do you currently or have you ever had depression? Yes No
Do you have a relative that was depressed and has attempted or died by suicide? Yes No
Are you currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Abigail Byrnes, MA.