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CLINICAL RESEARCH ADVOCATE

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Akshay Patke
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As Clinical Research Advocate, Akshay serves as an independent liaison between patients, clinicians and researchers in the Psychiatry Department. He is available to describe the research process for potential participants, facilitate communication between participants and all members of the research team, and ensure the ethical treatment of participants. Akshay works to support a pleasant and convenient research participation experience. For any questions or concerns regarding research participation, please contact Akshay via phone or e-mail.

This study is testing an investigational medication called ketamine for severe depression in adolescents who have not gotten better with more standard treatments.

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Tags: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Mood Disorders

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the biology of mood disorders in youth. Specifically, we are examining the relationships between the brain, how cells work, and stress hormones in youth with and without mood disorders.

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Tags: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Mood Disorders

A study to develop a relationship and skill building program for parents of depressed teens (age 12-18)

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Tags: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Mood Disorders

Individuals who are currently struggling with binge eating behavior are invited to participate in a research project sponsored by the University of Minnesota.

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Tags: Eating disorders

The University of Minnesota is seeking adults who have never had an eating disorder to participate in a study examining how individuals with anorexia nervosa compare to other adults on decision-making on a computer task that involves watching Internet video clips.

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Tags: Eating disorders

This study examines how individuals with anorexia nervosa make decisions on a computer task that involves watching Internet video clips.

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Tags: Eating disorders
The purpose of this study is: To confirm a test that measures blood proteins can correctly diagnose whether a depressed person has bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, or major depressive disorder.  To investigate whether the blood test can predict response to antidepressant treatment over 8 weeks.
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Tags: Bipolar disorder, Mood Disorders
Mayo Clinic Individualized Medicine Biobank for Bipolar Disorder

The purpose of this study is to establish a bipolar disorder biobank with genetic data from 4000 people with Bipolar I Disorder (BDI), Bipolar II Disorder (BDII), and Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type (SA-BD) for use in genomic disease risk studies and pharmogenomic studies.

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Tags: Bipolar disorder, Mood Disorders

SPARK is a landmark national autism research study designed to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives. SPARK is sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative.

Tags: Autism, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Focus in NeuroDevelopment (FIND) Network: A statewide network for research in neurodevelopmental disorders

Tags: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tic Disorders/Tourette

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