Mental Health & Behavior

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
UW Medicine

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

  • Seattle Children’s Autism Center is enrolling children ages 16 to 30 months in a new clinical trial that may lead to the development of new methods of diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers. Marcus Autism Center, part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Seattle......

  • 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 lower back pain (CLBP) 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......

  • We are interested in how participation in group activities impacts physical and emotional health. Participants may receive up to $110 in compensation for their participation in the study Participant Eligibility 1. Must speak English 2. Must be 18 years old or older 3. Must score......

  • The University of Washington is studying the effectiveness of a new talk therapy called “Engage”. Eligible participants receive 9 weeks of either “Engage” or Problem Solving Therapy (PST). Both therapies are designed to teach new ways of taking action to improve mood and other symptoms......

  • 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......

  • This study explores the relationship between pet ownership and quality of life for women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), to better understand the roles of pets in well-being among women with FMS. Specifically, in this study I will compare the quality of life of women with......

  • 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......

  • We are doing this research study to better understand the impact of treating a father’s Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has on treating the child who is at high risk for ADHD or has ADHD. Participating in this study involves coming to a no cost 10-week......

  • We want to find ways to learn more about how brain networks work together, and how this changes during development, with typically-developing and developmentally delayed children. There will be 2-3 study visits. The first two visits involve the child and a parent or guardian meeting......

  • You may be eligible to participate in an anxiety research study which will offer FREE symptom assessment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and depression. The study also examines the role of personal strengths. Participants will be asked to complete interviews and surveys, as well......

  • 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 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 of recording the......



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