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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

  • Many individuals with MS suffer from fatigue, which can be their most disabling symptom. Research is needed to figure out how to match treatments to individual patients so that the treatments will have the greatest effect. The purpose of this clinical trial is to compare......

  • Would you be willing to participate in a research study? The study is intended to help better understand why some people have significant difficulty organizing their things. Sometimes this difficulty can lead to problems with hoarding. The study is being conducted by a researcher at......

  • 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......

  • We are a group of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital seeking to learn more about hallucinations (e.g., hearing voices or seeing things in a different way to others), for individuals who experience this on a daily basis. We want to understand whether hallucinations may be......

  • This study aims to examine whether managing one’s feelings may explain why some people do not seek the support of others during times of stress. The results of this study will advance our knowledge of why some people may not seek social support as often......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • This study seeks to understand more about decisions that occur during drinking and the factors that influence them that lead to unwanted consequences in young adults. Participant Eligibility Young adults aged 18-24 who live in the Seattle Metropolitan area and who have drank alcohol in......

  • Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center is recruiting participants for an at-home sleep monitoring study. The study is seeking normal sleepers or insomniacs, who are 18-65 years old and have access to an iPhone for daily use. All study-related equipment will be provided.......

  • 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......

  • Do you have bipolar disorder? You may be eligible to participate in a study looking at how your thinking processes and bipolar disorder might make you more likely to do risky things. This study involves 1, 2.5 to 3 hour online session to complete some......

  • 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......

  • 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 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 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......

  • 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, disabling and persistent symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite a high level of healthcare utilization for pain, about half of adults with MS continue to experience moderate or severe persistent pain. Chronic pain has been linked......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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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