NIRS Investigation of Mitochondrial Function in Depression and COVID- Healthy Volunteers
Healthy Volunteers: Non-invasive study of brain oxygen use
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association Foundation
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 2 Days
Clinic Visits: 1
IRB Number: 7887
Contact: Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD: 646-774-7561 /
Additional Study Information: This research study uses non-invasive brain imaging called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). For fNIRS, a small infrared bulb shines light through the skull, and a special light detector is able to measure oxygen use in the brain. Our goal is to understand oxygen use by brain mitochondria cells in major depression and how this is affected by past COVID exposure. Participation includes screening and psychological interviews conducted remotely by phone or video, and one 1 hour visit for a blood test and the fNIRS procedure. For in-person procedures, we follow rigorous medical guidelines to prevent COVID transmission and maximize your safety. Individuals who complete the fNIRS procedure will be compensated $200 plus travel costs.
This study is closed
Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD
Do You Qualify?
Are you between the ages of 18 and 60? Yes No
Do you suffer from chronic respiratory problems? Yes No
Do you have a seizure disorder? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD