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Mental Health & Behavior

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about mental health and behavior. This page lists mental health and behavioral studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

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UW Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
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The UW Medicine Psychiatry team provides mental health services to patients at UW Medicine primary care and specialty care facilities throughout the Puget Sound region. We also provide clinical consultation to patients with behavioral health problems in a range of UW Medicine medical and surgical programs and to providers in a five-state region known as WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).

Active Studies

  • Are you a healthcare worker directly working with COVID-19 patients? We want to interview you to learn about your experiences with mental health and suicide risk during this difficult time such that we can learn how to better support you. Please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/SPUFrontline......

  • The purpose of this study is to examine responses to interpersonal stressors in daily life in individuals with eating disorders. Participants will be asked to complete online self-report surveys about interpersonal stressors, emotions, personality traits, dissociative experiences, and attachment style. Surveys collected at baseline will......

  • The survey will ask questions about you, your health, your home and household, and changes to your thoughts, behaviors, and social interactions potentially related to social distancing. More information may be found at our website: https://sites.psu.edu/stresshealth/participant-information/ Participant Eligibility To participate, volunteers must be… *18 years......

  • The Dementia Support Center at the University of Wyoming is conducting a research study regarding a group-based program we are considering developing for people with dementia and their informal caregivers. We are seeking the opinions of current or past informal caregivers of people with dementia......

  • The aim of the proposed study is to examine the experience of parents of school-age children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are filling multiple conflicting roles during this pandemic as they juggle their own jobs and the new role of teacher to their child(ren), while......

  • The Method Study is looking for people who 1) use methamphetamines (“meth”) and 2) have visited an emergency department recently, to fill out a confidential survey and possible interview. The purpose of our study is to understand the motivations, experiences, and attitudes of people who......

  • The Patient Activation study offers a telephone- or videoconference-based coaching program that is designed for adults aged 50+ with symptoms of mild-to-moderate depression. Patient Activation is delivered by a trained coach who works with you to create personalized goals and action plans designed to improve......

  • Aging with Pride: IDEA is recruiting adults aged 50 and older with memory loss or other dementia symptoms and their care partners. Either the person with memory loss and/or the care partner needs to be LGBTQ. The participant with memory loss and their care partner......

  • This study evaluates and addresses challenges to implementing an acupuncture intervention for adults who have headaches after sustaining a moderate traumatic brain injury. Eligible participants will be recruited from Seattle and the surrounding areas to receive weekly acupuncture for 12 consecutive weeks. Participants will complete......

  • We are examining the experience of family members of individuals with restrictive eating disorders. Specifically, we are interested in understanding any stress or negative emotions you experience. Additionally, we are seeking to learn about other family or treatment factors that might be associated with one’s......

  • This is a randomized, double blind, active-controlled, parallel group, multicenter 52-week Phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of benralizumab 30 mg versus mepolizumab 300 mg administered by subcutaneous (SC) injection every 4th week in patients with relapsing or refractory EGPA on corticosteroid......

  • The WONDER research study uses technology and behavioral assessments to monitor and map social brain development. The study consists of 5 in-person study visits during the first three years of life at our research lab in Seattle. During visits, researchers will record brain activity and......

  • The Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, is a research study of brain development in infants and children. The IBIS Network is a consortium of researchers across North America, including the University of Washington, that work together to discover early changes in brain development of......

  • The Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, is a research study of brain development in infants and children with autism. The IBIS Network is a consortium of researchers across North America, including the University of Washington Autism Center, that work together to discover early changes......

  • The University of Washington is conducting a research study called the Estia Study to see if playing “brain games” can improve mood, memory, and concentration in adults between 45 and 75 years of age who have symptoms of depression. If you qualify for this study,......

  • Our team is the NeuDLL (Neurodevelopmental Disorders Language & Learning) Lab in the UW Speech & Hearing Department. We are seeking families to participate in research related to spoken language in children with and without developmental disorders. Our current study focuses on how children learn......

  • We are interested in evaluating the effectiveness of a telephone-based wellness program that has been adapted specifically for adults (ages 45-64) who are aging with a physical disability. Participation in this study will last one year. Each participant will be asked to complete a survey......

  • Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent and disturbing symptoms associated with MS. The purpose of this study is to compare non-drug treatments to manage pain via videoconference. Participant Eligibility -MS Diagnosis -18 years or older -Has chronic pain Contact ADAPT Study (855) 320-8230...

  • Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent and disturbing symptoms associated with MS. The purpose of this study is to compare non-drug treatments to manage pain via video conference. Participant Eligibility -Currently diagnosed with MS -Experience chronic pain -18 years or older -able to......

  • Chronic pain is a common and costly condition affecting millions of Americans. Different types of treatment such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive therapy, and activation skills have been used to treat chronic pain in the general population with success, but little is known as to how......

  • This study examines how cannabis use affects processes related to recovery from chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Half the participants will be individuals with chronic PTSD and heavy cannabis use and half will be individuals with chronic PTSD and no cannabis use. This study will......

  • We are interested in understanding how air pollution from traffic sources, like diesel exhaust, and mental stress affect your heart. We are looking for healthy men and women ages 22 – 49 years old. If you decide to take part in the study you will......

  • The health and well being of military personnel, and consequently the capacity for optimal functioning of military units, are compromised by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is associated with high personal and societal costs. Post-deployment rates of PTSD range from 5-20%; approximately 8% of combat......

  • Following sexual assault a substantial number of victims will go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or alcohol use disorders (AUD). Intervening early, in the initial weeks following sexual assault, can provide victims with coping strategies that can decrease the likelihood of developing chronic......

  • This protocol includes studies of the control and coordination of speech production. Various hypotheses are being investigated in our laboratory with the common aim of improving our understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying normal and disordered speech. The common procedure across these studies consists......

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