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NIH Depression Research Studies Enrolling Participants

Call about eligibility to participate in depression research studies.


Bipolar Disorder (Pediatric) Research Study

Treatment of Severe Mood Dysregulation, SMD

(Inpatient: 12- to 15 weeks) This study tests the efficacy of different treatments for decreasing irritability in children with severe mood and behavioral problems. Participants have symptoms of severe irritability and are not doing well on their current medications. The child must be currently in treatment with a physician, medically healthy and not currently hospitalized, psychotic or suicidal. The study includes day or full hospitalization to discontinue medication, followed by either methylphenidate plus citalopram, or methylphenidate plus placebo. Recruiting ages 7-17. [09-M-0034]

For more information on research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD click here

Research Opportunities: Participants needed for studies on pediatric bipolar disorder


Is Your Depression Hard to Treat?

Experiencing thoughts of sadness, hopelessness, guilt, worthlessness, lacking interest in everyday activities you once enjoyed?


NIH researchers seek depressed persons between the ages of 18-65 for participation in several brain imaging and medication studies that are evaluating how experimental medications (ketamine, riluzole & scopolamine) may reduce symptoms rapidly. Participation includes 1-4 visits, psychiatric interviews, medical history, physical exam, blood and other medical tests. Some studies are conducted on an outpatient basis, others on an inpatient basis. Participants must be free of other serious medical conditions. Research evaluations and medications are provided at no cost.


The studies are conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. There is no cost to participate. We enroll eligible participants locally and from around the country. Travel arrangements are provided and costs covered by NIMH. (Arrangements vary by distance and by specific study.) After completing the study participants receive short-term follow-up care while transitioning back to a provider. Atendemos pacientes de habla hispana.


First Steps to Participate in Research:

  • Call NIMH
  • Learn Study Details
  • Be Evaluated for Eligibility
  • Consent to Participate
Call: 1-877-MIND-NIH (1-877-646-3644)
TTY: 1-866-411-1010

Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health,
National Institute of Mental Health, Protocol # 01-M-0254