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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Volunteers Sought for Stanford PTSD Emotion Regulation Study

Received the following from the Department of Psychiatry at the
Stanford University School of Medicine:

Stanford University Anxiety Brain Imaging Study
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Do you qualify?
  • Have you ever experienced, witnessed or had to deal with an extremely traumatic event?
  • During the past month, have you re-experienced that event in a distressing way, such as dreams, intense recollections or physical reactions?
  • Have you been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
We are seeking people who are currently experiencing anxiety and have been exposed to a traumatic event in the past to participate in a research study about how people process faces and emotional pictures.

The study is at Stanford University Medical Center and compensates up to $50 for participation.

Continuing:

To be eligible:
  • Men and Women ages 18-85 years old
  • No current or history of neurological disorders
  • No seizure disorder or history of head trauma
The study is scheduled in one session. Volunteers are interviewed and given several questionnaires, followed by a MRI scan of the brain (lasting up to 2 hrs).

If you are interested in participating in this study, please email us at stanfordpsychiatry@gmail.com or call Victoria at (650) 498-5904.

Please contact the Stanford Institutional Review Board (IRB) to speak to someone independent of the research team at (650)-723-5244 or toll free at 1-866-680-2906. You can also write to the Stanford IRB, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5401.


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