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Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH/NIH)

There is no cost to participate. Participants are compensated for research procedures. We enroll eligible participants locally and from around the country. Travel arrangements are provided, and costs are covered by NIMH (arrangements vary by distance). After completing the study, participants receive short-term follow-up care at the NIH while transitioning back to a provider. Depression Study – Ketamine: This study … Read more

Ketamine shows promise as a treatment for depression.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/media/96300414-132.html The dissociative party drug Ketamine helped Sabrina Misra overcome her suicidal thoughts and severe depression, Misra said. Although the FDA has not approved the drug, psychiatrists are administering ketamine as a depression treatment. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune) Sabrina Misra suffered from depression for most of her life, but last summer, it became almost too … Read more

Online survey – Employees with Depression & Bipolar Disorder

2 sides of bipolar

The study involves completing an online survey, which takes approximately 30 minutes. If you would like to learn more about or participate in the survey you can click here: Employees With Mood Disorders. Kayla Follmer is a professor at Salisbury University and is working on a research project that examines the work experiences of employees … Read more

World Bipolar Day: Up the awareness and reduce the stigma

It is estimated that approximately 2.4% of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. The USA has one of the highest lifetime rates of bipolar disorder with 4.4% of the population living with the condition. 30 March 2018 is World Bipolar Day – an initiative … Read more

Teen Depression webinar on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Teen Depression webinar on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Expert Presenter, Matthew Selekman, MSW, LCSW, with mother and daughter, Elizabeth and Danielle discuss how families can recognize resiliency and work toward solutions. The program is designed for parents, caregivers, school educators and … Read more