**CLOSED** Participate in Paid Research to Help Understand Role of Hormones in Depression

by member 107

Have you been feeling sad, blue, or down? Have you lost interest in activities you normally enjoy? Mclean Hospital researchers seek volunteers to understand the role of hormones and GABA, a molecule in the brain, in stress and emotions. The study includes two sessions. If eligible to participate, you can receive up to $400.

We are seeking right-handed individuals, 18-25 years old, with no past psychiatric or neurological illness other than depression to participate in 2 study sessions, for a total of up to 9.5 hours. Individuals who are currently taking psychotropic medications will not be eligible. During the study you will be interviewed by a psychologist, have an MRI exam, provide blood and saliva samples, play a computer game, and fill out questionnaires.


  • 18 - 25
  • Right-handed
  • Not taking psychotropic drugs
  • No past psychiatric or neurological illness other than depression


  • Interview
  • 9.5 hours (over two sessions)
  • In-person
  • Blood samples, MRI

Receive: Up to $400

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