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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

PEARL Study

Do you drink regularly? Feeling stressed? Want to use your phone to earn money? Use your phone to log thoughts, feelings, and behavior during the day. At the end, we’ll show you daily patterns in your mental health. You may earn up to $25/week for…

Exploring the Importance of Sexual Intimacy in Partnered Women

Are you a women in a current partnership that lacks sexual intimacy? This study seeks to understand the importance of sexual intimacy for women in partnerships. Eligible participants will be asked to complete one online interview lasting 30-40 minutes. The interview will include questions about…

Project Better

The purpose of this study is to assess a brief, text message-based intervention for distress related to stressful events and alcohol use. The study has seven parts: You start by filling out a short survey to see if you’re eligible If you are, you’ll be…

We examine the impact of cannabis use on you at work

The University of Washington Foster School of Business is studying how cannabis use influences people’s behavior at work. If you are 21 years of age or older and you are a light cannabis user, you may be eligible. The study could be completed in an…

Trial of CBD for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder

Clinicians at Seattle Children’s are trying to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to examine the effects of an investigational medication, called GWP42003-P (a cannabidiol oral solution). We are conducting this study to look at whether or not this medicine helps communication, social…

Abbreviated DBT Skills Training for LGBTQ+ Adults

Do you identify as LGBTQ+ and experience strong emotion? Want to learn some effective coping skills? Help us explore and understand the mental health experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, and how coping skills can help. This study is created by an LGBTQ+ researcher for the…

ABC-CT CS

This is a multicenter longitudinal study that aims to validate a set of measures that were previously identified as promising candidate biomarkers and/or sensitive and reliable objective measures of social function in ASD for potential use in clinical trials. The confirmation study will repeat the…

Group Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

This study tests the efficacy of a group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy designed to be “transdiagnostic” (applying to a wide range of anxiety and mood problems). This treatment has been shown to reduce negative emotions such as anxiety and depression in an individual therapy format. We…

Treatment for Worry and Anxiety in Those with an Acute Cardiac Event

This study is completely online and via smartphone and will last 6 weeks. All participants will receive a digital (app-based) treatment for anxiety and worry and will be asked to use the app for 6-weeks. The study will also involve completing 3 phone calls with…

Recovery Processes for PTSD and Alcohol Use Following Sexual Assault

Following a sexual assault, individuals may develop chronic problems including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and frequent or problematic alcohol use. Intervention provided soon after an assault can decrease the risk of developing these problems long-term. We are recruiting female-identifying individuals, ages 18-65, living in Washington…

Real-World Listening by Autistic Children

Researchers at the UW Bloedel Hearing Research Center want to learn about how the brain helps us listen in noisy real-world environments. This study is for 7 to 10-year-old children and parents. If you decide to participate in this research study, you and your child…

Real-World Listening for Children Who Wear Hearing Aids

Researchers at the UW Bloedel Hearing Research Center want to learn about how the brain helps us listen in noisy real-world environments. This study is for 4 to 18-year-old children and parents. If you decide to participate in this research study, you and your child...

WA Young Adult Riding and Driving Study

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? Fill out our contact form: http://uwstudy.com/yard_ps?AD=ITHS Visit our website for more information: https://sites.uw.edu/uwyard/ ABOUT US The Young Adult Riding and Driving (YARD) Study is an ongoing research study about young adults’ transportation habits and health behaviors. We are housed at the Center...

Enhancing ENERGY in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often have problems with fatigue. For some people, fatigue is their most debilitating symptom of MS. Yet, many of the available treatments provide inadequate relief for fatigue. Past research has found that training in self-hypnosis is linked to reduced fatigue…

Reducing Cannabis Overuse With Prazosin

Cannabis use disorder (CUD) is a significant and expanding health problem, and no FDA approved treatments are currently available. Persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may use cannabis to help control symptoms. Relief from PTSD insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, and preoccupying thoughts have been reported as…

Biohaven 302 OCD Research Study

To evaluate the efficacy of troriluzole as adjunctive therapy compared to placebo in subjects with OCD who have had an inadequate response to their current OCD treatment based on the change in their Y-BOCS score To assess the safety and tolerability of troriluzole, relative to…

AVP-786 Agitation

To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of AVP-786 compared to placebo, for the treatment of agitation in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type To evaluate the effects of AVP-786 compared to placebo on neuropsychiatric symptoms To evaluate the effects of AVP-786 compared to…

LIFT AD

To evaluate the clinical efficacy of ATH-1017 To determine the safety and tolerability of ATH-1017 To evaluate the clinical efficacy of ATH-1017 separately on: (1) cognition and (2) clinical global impression of change To evaluate the effect of ATH-1017 on activities of daily living To…

Trailblazer AACI

To assess the effect of donanemab versus placebo on clinical progression in participants with early symptomatic AD with demonstrated presence of tau pathology To assess the effect of donanemab versus placebo on clinical progression of participants with early symptomatic AD To assess the effect of…

Skylark Postpartum Depression Study

To determine if treatment with SAGE-217 reduces depressive symptoms in women with postpartum depression (PPD) compared to placebo. To determine if treatment with SAGE-217 reduces anxiety symptoms compared to placebo. To assess self-report of depressive symptoms To evaluate the safety and tolerability of SAGE-217 This…

Golden Age Activity Survey

This research study is a collaboration between the University of Wyoming and the University of Washington. We are asking you to complete this survey because you are over the age of 65 years. The purpose of this survey is to better understand various health behaviors…

Do More Feel Better

The University of Washington is conducting a research study called Do More Feel Better for adults aged 60 and older who attend senior centers and are experiencing depression. The program is based on research showing that increasing your participation in pleasurable and rewarding activities can…

Brain Activation and Satiety in Children 2 (BASIC2) Study

BASIC2 is studying ways to help overweight kids and their parents reach and maintain a healthy weight. This longitudinal study is trying to learn if the study medicine combined with family-based treatment helps kids better manage their weight. You and your child would attend free…

Cognitive Flexibility in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety

This remote study is solely funded by the department of psychology at Rosalind Franklin University and seeks to better understand how stress caused by intrusive thoughts influences people's ability to think. Participants will be asked to do three things: 1. complete surveys asking about their…

Living with a Heart Condition

Heart disease can occur at any age. Someone can be born with a congenital heart condition that is apparent at birth, requiring treatment from an early age. Other individuals can have heart issues develop slowly over time, or suddenly have a heart attack. Because living…

Contribute to advancing brain health. Help dementia patients. Learn more about your own health

The purpose of this pilot study is to record the daily human activities, and to develop predictive models of physical activity. We hope this study will enable researchers to test and validate new technologies that may subsequently be used to study and inform researchers and…

Family Caregiver Research Study

We are seeking caregivers who provide care for family members with dementia and pain to participate in a research study at Weill Cornell Medicine. This study is evaluating the “Pain Identification and Communication Toolkit (PICT)”, a novel intervention to help caregivers recognize and communicate about…

Healthcare Workers and Mental Health During COVID-19

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…

Parenting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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…

WONDER: Washington study of Outcomes, Neural Development, and Early Risk

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…

Infant Brain Imaging Study – Brain Development in Down Syndrome (IBIS)

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…

Infant Brain Imaging Study – Brain Development in Autism (IBIS)

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…

PLOT Study – Profiling Language Learning Over Time

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…

Diesel exhaust, stress and health

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 20 – 49 years old. If you decide to take part in the study you will…

Understanding Speech Production

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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