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Stress Hormones, Depression Studies

The Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking people with current or past depression, as well as matched normal controls, to participate in an evaluation study at the Clinical Center. Participants should be 18 to 65 years old; medically healthy; nonsmokers within the past year; and able to participate in studies involving at least one night's stay at the Clinical Center. Eligible volunteers will receive a physical evaluation, metabolic studies and participate in studies for possible heart disease in depression. They will also be paid. For more information, call 496-5831 or 496-1892 voice mail #1 for Dr. June Cai.

Female Volunteers Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 18-55 to participate in studies of the effects of menstrual cycle hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles with no changes in mood in relationship to menses, be free of medical illnesses and not taking any hormones or medication on a regular basis. They will complete daily rating forms and be offered participation in one or more 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.

Nonsmoking Volunteers Needed

Are you a female nonsmoker, 18 to 35 years old, in good health and not on birth control pills? You may be eligible to participate in a study of commonly prescribed medications. The study involves multiple visits to the Uniformed Services University (next to the Naval Medical Center, across the pike from NIH) over a 3-month period. Earn up to $880 and get a free medical exam. Call (301) 319-8204 for more information and a preliminary telephone screening.

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