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Female Volunteers Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 18-55 to participate in studies of the effects of reproductive 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.

Postpartum Depression Study

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteer mothers ages 18-40 who either have no psychiatric history of depression or who have had one or more past episodes of postpartum depression following a full-term pregnancy. Participants must be free of medical illnesses, medication-free and currently not lactating. Volunteers may be asked to participate in a 6-month protocol investigating the effects of ovarian and stress hormones on brain and behavior in an endocrine model of pregnancy. All volunteers will be paid. For more information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Might You Be SAD?

During the winter, are you like a bear that wants to hibernate all the time? If you notice that you feel fatigued and down and that your sleeping and eating habits change in the winter, you may be eligible to participate in a study on seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Diagnostic assessment and treatment consisting of light therapy, psychotherapy or their combination will be offered. Interested volunteers, 18 or older, may call for more information, (301) 295-9718, Uniformed Services University.

Attention Female Computer Users

Do you experience work-related pain, numbness or tingling in your fingers, hands or wrists? Are you a female between the ages of 21 and 50 who is currently working full time? If so, you are invited to participate in a research study of job stress and carpal tunnel syndrome that can help you learn more about your problem. This study includes a $100 payment and receipt of ergonomic and job stress self-help workbooks. For more information call (301) 295-3672.

Female Paid Volunteers Needed

Are you female, 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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