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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

Healthy Mothers Needed

The Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH, seeks right-handed mothers age 20-40 with nonadopted, first-born children age 5-12 to participate in an fMRI study on the visual processing of faces. Volunteers should have no history of medical or psychiatric disorders, and should not be taking prescription medication (including birth control pills). The first-born children of volunteers should have no history of psychiatric illness or chronic medical problems. Volunteers must have normal vision or wear contacts. Participation requires a 2-hour screening interview, a followup visit, and a 3-hour visit for fMRI scan. Participants will be paid. For information, call Lisa Kalik or Neil Santiago at 496-8381.

Schizophrenia Run in Your Family?

The Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, NIMH, is currently accepting applications for two studies: an extensive 6-month study of adults with schizophrenia and a 2-day genetic study of siblings. If you or someone you love suffers from schizophrenia, you are invited to learn about the opportunities that may be available to you and/or your family by calling Mary Weirich at 435-8974.

Male Volunteers Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking male volunteers ages 18-45 to participate in a 5-month study of the effects of reproductive hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must be free of medical illnesses and not taking any medication on a regular basis. They will complete daily rating forms and be asked to participate in one of several protocols. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

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