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

  • 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,......

  • The purpose of this study is to see if Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI; also known as concussion) who currently use cannabis at least once per week have differences in their cognitive and emotional functioning compared to Veterans with a......

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

  • 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...

  • 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 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 how participation in group activities impacts physical and emotional health. Participants may receive up to $110 in compensation for their participation in the study. Please email uwscstudy@gmail.com if you are interested in participating. You will receive an automatic email with a......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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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