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Healthy Volunteers Sought

The Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program, NIMH, is looking for healthy volunteers, not on medication, with no current or history of psychiatric illness, between the ages of 18 and 65, for a multitude of studies. These may include PET scans, MRI, psychological interview, neuropsychological testing, and other procedures depending on the project in which you choose to participate. A stipend is available. Call 1-866-627-6464 for more information.

Children's Weight-Loss Study

Doctors at NIH are enrolling overweight children, ages 6-17 in two new weight-loss studies. There is no charge for participation. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or email

Depression Studies Need Vols

There are opportunities to participate in clinical trials exploring the research effects of novel therapeutics compared to placebo for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Several of these trials look at treatment-resistant mood disorders. Volunteers over the age of 18 may be eligible. The studies are conducted at the National Institute of Mental of Health in Bethesda. Atendemos pacientes de habla hispana. Call 496-5645 or 1-866-627-6464 (TTY: 1-866-411-1010).

Volunteers Needed

Doctors at NIH are seeking individuals being treated with a widely-used anti-depressant agent called welbutrin. Participants will be asked to donate 4 tablespoons of blood for routine screening and evaluation of platelet function. The visit will be no longer than an hour and compensation is provided. If interested or for more information call Donna Jo McCloskey, research nurse, at 496-5150.

Chronic Leg and Back Pain?

Take part in NIH research studies to improve the treatment of pain caused by pinched lumbar nerve. For more information call 1-800-411-1222 or 1-866-411-1010 (TTY).

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)?

Take part in an NIH study testing a new drug treatment for JRA. For more information call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

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