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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

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 12 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

Visit our website to fill out our contact form: WELCOME What is the Young Adult Riding and Driving (YARD) Study? The YARD Study is an ongoing research study about young adults’ transportation habits and health behaviors. We are housed at the Center for the Study…

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…

CARR Study (COVID-Associated Risk and Resilience)

Researchers at Seattle Children’s want to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the emotional health of children and teens. This research study is for kids and parents. If you decide to take part in the research study, you and your child would: • Fill…

Return to Learn – Concussion Study

Recruiting parents and guardians of children in High School who recently experienced a traumatic brain injury or concussion. We are working to develop an innovative program that aims to improve student outcomes while the student gradually returns to schoolwork after the brain injury. Participation in…

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…

IDEA Study

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…

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…

The Estia Study

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,…

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…

Community Wellness Study

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…

Living in Full Even with Pain Study

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…

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 22 – 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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