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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

Long, Short Sleepers Needed

The Child Psychiatry Branch, NIMH, is looking for healthy girls and boys between the ages of 5-15 to participate in an ongoing MRI study. Volunteers must not wear braces or have any psychiatric disorders such as ADHD or learning disabilities. The study will require 2-3 visits to NIH, including the MRI scan on a Tuesday evening. Participants will be paid and receive a souvenir picture of their brain. For more information contact Maureen Tobin at 435-4518.

Healthy Youngsters Sought

You and your 11-14-year-old may be eligible to take part in research at the National Institute of Mental Health. This is a study about how young people experience emotions, and how bad moods can cause problems. Payment will be provided. For details, call Barbara Usher, 496-1301.

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 reimbursed. For more information, call Lisa Kalik or Neil Santiago at 496-8381.

Volunteers Needed for Brain Imaging Study

People with Alzheimer's disease who are otherwise fairly healthy and are currently not receiving Aricept, Tacrine, antidepressant or antipsychotic medications are needed to participate in a study involving PET scan, a brain imaging device. To help understand some of the chemical deficits involved in this disease, a special PET tracer will be used that will allow researchers to visualize one of the important brain messengers, the acetylcholine system. Although actual treatment is not being offered with this study, a second opinion about your condition and financial remuneration may be provided. Call 435-6058 if you are interested.

Healthy Married Men, Women Needed

The Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH, seeks men ages 56-73 and women ages 51-59 to participate in an fMRI study on the visual processing of faces. Participants must be right-handed and currently married. Volunteers should have no history of medical or psychiatric disorders, and should not be taking prescription medication (except hormone replacement therapy for women). 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 reimbursed. For more information, call Lisa Kalik or Neil Santiago at 496-8381.

Healthy Twins Needed

The Child Psychiatry Branch, NIMH, seeks healthy identical and same-sex fraternal twins age 5-16 to participate in an MRI study of the effects of genes and environment on brain development. Volunteers must be free of medical and psychiatric illnesses. Parents will be asked to complete a 15-minute phone screen and some multiple-choice questionnaires. Twin participation requires a 3-hour visit for a neurological exam, cognitive testing and blood draw, and a 1-hour visit for the MRI scans. Participants will be paid. For information, contact Beth Molloy at 435-4515 or emolloy @codon.nih.gov.


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