Studies Currently Enrolling

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Research conducted by faculty and staff of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School provides valuable insight into psychiatric disorders and contributes to the reliable evaluation of theories and treatments/therapies. 

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Adolescent Substance Abuse

MPower program
Participants: Ages 14 - 19, who use substances at a mild to moderate level and/or have mild to moderate mental health concerns, AND their parents

Anxiety and OCD

Anxiety and OCD

Youth OCD Study
Participants: Ages 8-17, with OCD
We also need healthy control subjects to participate in the assessment and MRI portions of this study.

Autism

Autism

Brain Connectivity
Participants: Ages 8-17

FIND Network
Participants: Children and Adults

FaceStation Study
Participants: Ages 12 - 17 males

Intranasal Oxytocin
Participants: Ages 10 - 17

SPARK
Participants: The entire autism community is encouraged to participate, including individuals with autism, their parents and siblings

VANILLA Study
Participants: Ages 18 - 45 males

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Biobank for Bipolar Disorder
Participants: Ages 18 - 80, diagnosed with Bipolar, Bipolar II Disorder, or Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type (SA-BD)

Study to assess a potential diagnostic blood test for depression
Participants: Ages 18 - 70, currently in a depressive episode for less than 2 years

Depression

Depression

Relationship and Skill Building Intervention for Parents of Depressed Teens
Participants: Parents of depressed teens (age 12-18)

Adolescent Mood Disorders Study
Participants: Ages 13 - 18, who have been diagnosed with a depressive disorder, bipolar spectrum disorder, or mood disorder not otherwise specifice. 
We also need health adolescents with no mental health diagnoses to act as a comparison group.

Ketamine for Adolescent Treatment-Resistant Depression
Participants: Ages 12 - 18, with depression that has not improved with at least 2 medications

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Adolescent Treatment-Resistant Depression
Participants: Ages 12 - 18, with depression that has not improved with at least 1 medication

Adolescent DBT and Self-Harm Study
Participants: Ages 12 - 17 who are medically and psychiatrically healthy as well as teens who engage in self-harm and who are planning to begin DBT treatment or who have recently begun DBT treatment

Adolescent Problem Solving
Participants: Ages 12 - 18, both depressed and healthy

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Decision-Making in Anorexia Nervosa Study
Participants: Individuals who are underweight with symptoms of anorexia nervosa (for instance, feeling fat or fearing weight gain)
We are also seeking healthy adults who have never had an eating disorder.

Reward and Eating Disorders Study
Participants: Ages 18+ who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder and are currently experiencing eating disorder symptoms

Binge Eating Study
Participants: Ages 18 - 65, who struggle with binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating, or eating in the absence of hunger

Binge Eating & Emotions Study
Participants: Ages 18+ who are currently struggling with binge eating behavior

Anorexia Nervosa Study
Participants: Individuals who are underweight with symptoms of anorexia nervosa (for instance, feeling fat and/or fearing weight gain)

Eating Disorder Recovery Survey
Participants: Adults with past eating disorders (e.g., anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating)
We are also seeking healthy adults who have never had an eating disorder to complete the survey as control participants

Psychosis

Psychosis

Mini-COTES
Participants: Ages 18-35, with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder with psychotic features, major depressive disorder with psychotic features, psychosis disorder not otherwise specified, or unspecified schizophrenia spectrum disorder

Computerized Social Cognition Training for Schizophrenia
Participants: Ages 18 - 60, with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia

Remote Digital Treatment for Individuals with Psychosis
Participants: Ages 18 - 60, with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophreniform Disorder, Psychotic Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features, or Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic Features

Thinking Functions and Visual Perception in Individuals with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder and Their Relatives
Participants: Ages 18 - 60, with at least on family member who has a diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Study on Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia
Participants: Ages 18 - 64, with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder who experience medication resistant auditory hallucinations

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