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Vol. LXVII, No. 10
May 8, 2015


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People with Anxiety Needed

NIMH is studying people with anxiety and how they respond to stressful events. Researchers are seeking those with general anxiety, panic and/or social anxiety disorder. Study requires one to two outpatient visits to the Clinical Center. Compensation will be provided. For more information, call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 03-M-0093.

Study Needs Overweight Adults

NICHD seeks adults who are overweight, have high blood pressure and/or pre-diabetes to participate in a study. Researchers are examining the effects of the medication colchicine on the complications of obesity. Compensation is provided. For more information call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Hablamos español. Refer to study 14-CH-0119.

Overweight Children Sought

NICHD seeks healthy, overweight children 7 to 11 years old to join in a research study. Researchers want to learn if breaking up sitting with short periods of activity improves children’s metabolism and attention. Compensation will be provided. Parents/guardians must give permission for children to participate. For more information, call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 13-CH-0169.

What Does a Depressed Person’s Brain Look Like?

The purpose of this brain imaging study is to see if depressed individuals, ages 18 and older with major depressive disorder, have increased inflammation in their brain. Study involves four outpatient visits or a brief inpatient stay at the Clinical Center. Procedures include blood tests, medical evaluations and two brain scans (PET and MRI). There is no cost to participate. For more information, visit, call 1-877-646-3644 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or email Refer to study 13-M-0100.

Improve Depressive Symptoms Faster?

Studies are enrolling eligible participants ages 18-65 with unipolar or bipolar depression symptoms for a 2-3 month inpatient stay. The study compares ketamine, an experimental medication, to placebo and evaluates rapid reduction of depressive symptoms (within hours). For more information and eligibility criteria go to, call 1-877-646-3644 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or email See protocol 04-M-0222.

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