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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 more likely to take risks for big rewards or play it safe to avoid loss? Help us learn more about how stress, mood, gender, and personality influence decision making in the face of rewards! Men and women ages 18-65 may be eligible to......

  • Research in the fields of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and neuroscience are typically done in parallel. This means that we know very little about the brain basis of repetitive/stereotypic behaviors or of developmental delay more generally. This study is doing crossover work, to see if......

  • The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project is an NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded study focused on developing methods of diagnosing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) during life and to examine potential risk factors for the disease. CTE is a degenerative brain disease, thought to be caused,......

  • 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 University of Washington Autism Center is enrolling infants with Down Syndrome and typically developing infants between the ages of Birth-6 months old. The goal of the study is to increase our understanding of how the brain is affected in children with Down syndrome, to......

  • The University of Washington Autism Center is enrolling infants between the ages of Birth -6 months old who have an older sibling with Autism. The goal of the study is to determine whether brain imaging can help detect infants who are likely to go on......

  • Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) are interested in the experiences of couples where one individual has a chronic musculoskeletal pain condition. The individual with chronic pain and their relationship partner (e.g., partner, spouse, significant other) are each invited to participate in 15-30 minute......

  • 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. The purpose of our research is to better......

  • 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 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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