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

Postmenopausal Women Sought

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking women who are postmenopausal (no menstrual period for at least 1 year) and medication free to participate in a study investigating the effects of hormones on behavior. Hormonal evaluation will be performed and payment is provided. For information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Women on HRT Sought

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is looking for women who have experienced depressed mood, anxiety or irritability during hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Free hormonal evaluation and payment are offered to those who complete the study. To be eligible you should be a medically healthy woman between ages 45-65, be medication-free (except HRT), and have experienced mood symptoms during the progestin part of your HRT. For more information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Long, Short Sleepers Needed

To complete a sleep study, NIMH is looking for male and female volunteers ages 20-35 who routinely sleep 9 hours or more nightly, or who sleep 6 or fewer hours nightly. Volunteers must have no sleep disturbances or insomnia, plus no history of mental illness. Volunteers must be in good general health and not taking any medications or birth control pills. The study requires living on the research unit for 4 consecutive days. Compensation is available. For more information call 496-5831 or 496-6981.

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