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Columbia University in NYC now recruiting PTSD patients for study of serotonin & stress system interactions

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www.ProHealth.com • November 26, 2007


This study, to be conducted at Columbia's Neuroscience Clinic for Mood and Personality Disorders in New York City, will involve brain imaging/analysis, and compensation will include up to 6 months of outpatient treatment.

STUDY TITLE:
PTSD: Serotonin & Stress System Interactions
Please refer to this study by Identifier # 4344
Principal Investigator: Gregory Sullivan

For More Information Contact: Brendan Carroll; bc2234@columbia.edu phone 212 543-5902

PURPOSE & DETAILS
This is a brain imaging research study of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with and without depression.

  • Eligible participants receive two brain positron emission tomography (PET) scans on one day which assess the amounts of two proteins of the brain’s serotonin system in various brain regions.
  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is also obtained, and there are interviews and rating scales that are part of the study.
  • Participants also receive a test of the stress system known as the low dose dexamethasone test.
  • Up to 6 months of outpatient treatment is offered to participants in the study at no cost.
  • Also, participants may be compensated $350 for time and inconvenience. For info call 212 543-5902
  • Type of Study: Clinical Trial
    Setting of Study: both
    Clinical Trials.gov number:
    Providing Clinical Treatment?: Yes

    No Cost Treatment?: Yes

    STUDY ACTIVITIES

  • Computer Tasks

  • Blood Samples

  • Blood Samples for DNA

  • PET Scan

  • MRI Scan

  • Psychophysiology measurements
  • Provides Payment: Reimbursement for transportation
    Provides Payment: Compensation for study related procedures

    ELIGIBILITY
    Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years-65 Years
    Genders Eligible for Study: Both
    This study is not recruiting Healthy Volunteers.

    LOCATION
    Clinic: Neuroscience Clinic for Mood and Personality Disorders
    Division: Neuroscience

    Principal investigator: Gregory Sullivan MD




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