Other Research Studies
HELP US LEARN MORE ABOUT NEGATIVE LIFE EVENTS AND MENTAL HEALTH
AND CONTRIBUTE TO IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Date: April 18, 2013
I am a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Arkansas. Please consider helping me with a study that will help us better understand how various traumatic events can affect a person’s mental health.
We know that childhood abuse and domestic violence put victims at risk for undesired mental health symptoms or disorders, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression. Women are much more at risk for these problems, partly because they are at a greater risk of being victimized through violent means. For these reasons, I am interested in learning more about how exposure to traumatic events leads to negative mental health outcomes in some victims. Your participation can contribute to important advancements in psychological knowledge, prevention, and intervention – and how that might be different than people who have not experienced traumatic events. You do not have to have experienced a traumatic event to participate.
If you answer this survey, you will have a chance of winning one of five $100 gift certificates to Amazon.com. (Only completed surveys are eligible for the drawing.) You must be female and at least 18 years of age to participate. (A maximum of 200 participating individuals are anticipated. Given this projection, odds of winning a gift card are approximately 1 in 40.) All you have to do is visit this website http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/jhenrie and answer questions regarding your life history, ways of processing life events, and mental health. The survey will take approximately one hour to complete.
All of your answers will be recorded anonymously, and all information will be kept confidential to the extent allowed by law and University policy (IRB Protocol #: 13-02-481).
If you would like to participate, please visit this website: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/jhenrie.
Instructions for entering the drawing will be provided at the end of the survey.
Thank you in advance for your participation, and please do not hesitate to contact me via email with any questions or concerns about this study.
Joye L. Henrie, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology
University of Arkansas
What you think about online counseling*?
Date: February 28, 2013
Have you tried online counseling? Do you know someone who has?
We are a group of researchers who are interested in learning about what people think about online counseling because it’s quickly gaining popularity.
Please help us by participating in a national survey about kind of online counseling experiences you or someone you know may have had. We are particularly interested in gathering information about how people located an online counselor and how helpful the online counseling experience was.
If you are 18 years or older, you can take a 10 minute survey on the Internet by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K2WTFJR.
Participation in the study is voluntary. You and all of your answers will remain anonymous.
If you have any questions about the study or need further information, please feel free to contact the principal investigator, Dr. Marlene Maheu, at http://support.telehealth.org/
Our study is a collaborative effort among researchers at the Florida State University College of Medicine and Kansas University Medical Center, and the TeleMental Health Institute
*Online counseling includes counseling services provided from a distance by using communications such as telephone, email, and video.
Suicide Survey for Students and Teachers
Date: February 28, 2013
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24. We invite students and teachers to take a brief anonymous survey to help us study suicide.
Suicide is a serious public health issue that causes long-lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, communities, and society. According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24.
As part of our research, we are collecting data from students ages 15-24 and from educators whose curriculum regularly includes classical and popular literature. Many literary works (such as "Romeo and Juliet") contain suicidal themes and events.
The purpose of this survey is to help us assess whether or not reading novels and plays with suicidal content in school (whether done in English Literature, Drama, History, or Foreign Language Class) affects students' attitudes towards suicide.
Furthermore, we are trying to assess to what degree educators are offering suicide awareness and prevention resources to their students when the curriculum contains material about suicide and to what extent students are aware of the educators' suicide awareness and prevention efforts. The survey is completely anonymous. Please be honest and please tell your friends about us!
If you are interested in participating please go to https://www.facebook.com/SuicideSurveyForStudentsAndTeachers
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Borderline Personality Disorder Research Study
The purpose of this research study is to examine the interpersonal relationships between people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and one of their family members, friends, or significant others (SO)*
Date: February 28, 2013
- 16 or older
- One volunteer diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- One family member, friend, or significant other* volunteer (can include parent, legal guardian, caregiver, sibling, relative, close friend, spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, partner, child 16 or older).
OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH STUDY:
- Online Consent Form
- 1 brief Recorded Phone call
- Brief Online Questionnaires
(For those without internet access, Consent Form and Questionnaires can be mailed)
TOTAL TIME COMMITMENT:
- About 1 hour for volunteer diagnosed with BPD.
- About 30 minutes for Family member, friend, or significant other volunteer.
- Volunteers will each be reimbursed for their time with $10 and the opportunity to be entered into a raffle drawing for a chance to win two $100 Visa gift cards (one for BPD volunteer and one for family/friend/SO volunteer).
- This research study will give participants a chance to contribute to research that may help many people diagnosed with BPD and those close to them. This research study may help participants gain a better understanding of the disorder and may help participants improve their relationships. Participants diagnosed with BPD will be given the option to receive resources for therapy and/or support groups in their area.
Please contact Eva Houston, M.A., Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology (858) 621-3829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
National Institute of Mental Health-Research into the Causes of Severe Irritability/Mood Dysregulation
Date: Oct. 6, 2011
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is conducting research studies with children and adolescents, with severe irritability. These studies will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Both parent and child must agree to the child’s participation.
Research into Causes of Severe Irritability/Mood Dysregulation:
- Children ages 7-17 with severe irritability
- Research tasks include neuroimaging, computer tasks & neuropsychological testing during up to 5 outpatient visits of 2-4 hrs each followed by annual visits of 4 hrs.
- If stable on current medications, annual outpatient visits
- If unstable on current medications, your child may be eligible for a study testing the efficacy of different treatments for decreasing irritability in children with severe mood and behavioral problems. Participant receives day or full hospitalization to discontinue medication, followed by either methylphenidate plus citalopram or methylphenidate plus placebo. This study lasts 12- to 15-weeks.
If clinically appropriate, participants who receive methylphenidate plus placebo will be offered the opportunity to receive methylphenidate plus citalopram at the end of the study.
Travel expenses incurred by the patient and parent/guardian will be paid by the NIMH. There is no cost to participate. For more details, see the NIMH Web site (below) and contact Dr. Ellen Leibenluft at (301) 496-8381.
Participating families from out of town stay at the Children's Inn in Bethesda, MD (http://www.childrensinn.org/).
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-8381 TTY: 1-866-411-1010
(Protocol 02-M-0021) http://patientinfo.nimh.nih.gov/BipolarDisorderPediatric.aspx#220
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health & Human Service
Do You Have a Relative with Borderline Personality Disorder?
Location: Web Survey
The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD), in collaboration with Dawkins Productions, Inc. of Hastings on Hudson NY, is seeking family members over the age of 18 who have a relative with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to participate in a research study.
The purpose of the study is to test the effect of educational video programs about mental illness on families who have a relative with BPD.
The participants will be asked to view a series of videos and to complete a set of questionnaires about their experiences with BPD and their knowledge of BPD. The videos will be viewed and the surveys filled out on a secure website on the internet, and it will take approximately 3 hours to complete.
All responses will be kept confidential and participants will not be identified by name.
Participants will receive $25 for their time.
If you are interested in this study and would like additional information, please contact NEABPD at:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-802-527-1419.
Posted: August 10, 2010
Does Your Child Have ADHD or Severe Problems with Aggression?
Age: Families with children under 18
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at SUNY Stony Brook are conducting a study of children with ADHD and severe problems with aggressive behavior. Children will receive a thorough diagnostic evaluation, and treatment with one or two medications. Parents will receive nine weeks of parent training. There is no charge to families for these services. To learn more about the project, please call Dr. Jayne Schneider at 631-632-3091.
Posted: September 1, 2009
Volunteers Needed for Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Study
Researchers at the Center for Overcoming Problem Eating at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are conducting a study to test the efficacy of a new outpatient psychotherapy for older adolescents and adults with anorexia nervosa. Eligible participants will be offered 9-12 months of individual psychotherapy, medical monitoring, and nutrition counseling. All treatment will be provided at no cost. If you are 17 years of age or older, have anorexia nervosa, and are able to attend treatment in Pittsburgh, you may be eligible to participate. Please call 412-246-5841 for more information.
Posted: April 15, 2009
Survey about Caregiver Sleep Disturbances
Location: Web survey
Dr. Sharon Leder and Kay Reick of Grand Valley State University are conducting an online survey about sleep patterns in caregivers of mentally ill persons. You are invited to participate if you are:
- A family caregiver of a mentally ill person. Family caregivers can include significant others as well as marital partners and blood relatives.
- Living with or apart from the mentally ill individual.
- 18 years or older.
Participation in the survey will take approximately 10 minutes. There are no anticipated risks to completing the survey. Please click here if you wish to participate.
Posted: February 24, 2009
Child ADHD Study
Age: under 18
Does your child take a long-acting stimulant for ADHD, but still have trouble with symptoms? And would you consider adding a non-stimulant ADHD medication to their current ADHDtreatment? Ifyour answer is YES, your child may be eligible to participate in a study to test the safety and efficacy of an investigational, non-stimulant ADHD medication. Trial medication and office visits will be provided at no cost to participants. The cost of your child's current ADHD medicine will be your responsibility. Compensation may be available for time and travel. To learn more please contact The Ohio State University, Department of Psychiatry at 614.293.7109.
Posted: February 17, 2009
Early Detection of Risk for Mental Illness
Location: Altanta, GA
The Emory University research project on Mental Health is recruiting participants for a study. The study is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health and is concerned with identifying factors that might contribute to mental health problems, especially psychosis, in young people.
Volunteers must be between the ages of 13 and 30 years, and recently experiencing two or more of the following; increased feelings of suspiciousness, unusual ideas, unusual sensory experiences, problems with functioning at work or school, or a decline in interest in social activities.
All participants will undergo a diagnostic assessment of current functioning, laboratory tests, and an MRI scan. The assessments will take place on the Emory campus in Atlanta, at 1462 Clifton Road and in the Emory Hospital. The total time commitment is approximately 5 to 12 hours. There is no charge for the assessments, and participants are reimbursed for their participation. The principal investigator is Dr. Elaine Walker. For further information about the study, contact Ms. Brasfield, at the Mental Health research program, at 404 727-7547.
Posted: February 17, 2009
Survey on Child Sleep Behavior
We would like to invite all caregivers in this group to take a survey about their child’s sleep behavior. This survey is a part of a research study about the sleep habits of children, and is conducted at and approved by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Although articles about the importance of sleep are appearing all over the media, surprisingly, little is known about the typical sleep habits of children since parents are usually not questioned about their child’s sleep when there is a problem. This survey will help us better understand typical sleep behavior in children. This information will be invaluable in helping us diagnose sleep disorders in children and guide parents in regards to normal childhood sleep behavior.
The survey consists of questions pertaining to your child’s sleep habits and previous medical history. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to take the online survey. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary.
To reach the survey, click here.
If you would rather not do an online survey, we can also send a printable version, which can be filled out by hand and mailed back to us.
Contact: Laura deSouza
Posted: October 14, 2008
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