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Affective Disorders Clinical Trials

A listing of Affective Disorders medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (75) clinical trials

Evaluation of the Genetics of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar affective disorder is a severe, heritable condition affecting about one percent of the population. The mode of inheritance is poorly understood and probably involves multiple loci of small to moderate effect. In this project, we use genetic mapping and sequencing methods to identify genetic markers and variations that contribute ...

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Inpatient Evaluation of Adults With Schizophrenia

Objectives Schizophrenia and related psychoses are chronic brain disorders whose prognosis is often poor and whose pathophysiology remains obscure. Neuroimaging technologies such as PET (positron emission tomography), fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) and MRSI (magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging) offer opportunities to elucidate the pathophysiology by studying ...

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The Role of Hormones in Postpartum Mood Disorders

The appearance of mood and behavioral symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum period has been extensively reported. While there has been much speculation about possible biologically based etiologies for postpartum disorders (PPD), none has ever been confirmed. Preliminary results from two related studies (protocols 90-M-0088, 92-M-0174) provide evidence that women ...

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Genetic Study of Schizophrenia

Objective: Schizophrenia is a complex genetic disorder which likely involves many genes each producing a slight increase in risk. Finding weak-acting genes in complex genetic disorders has been challenging and will likely require a number of approaches and large clinical samples. Several strategies have emerged recently that appear to markedly ...

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A clinical trial seeking patients for a research study for the treatment of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Genoty[e, Cognitioin Disorder, Psychosis

This protocol is meant to provide a matrix for multiple, simultaneous brain imaging investigations using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3.0 Tesla (3T). We intend to study regional brain structure, physiology, and biochemistry in living human subjects, both healthy and ill. Based on multiple clinical, neuropathological, and functional neuroimaging studies, ...

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Child & Adolescent Bipolar Disorder Brain Imaging and Treatment Study

Objective For this protocol we define Bipolar Spectrum disorders (BSD) as the propensity to have a manic episode by having Bipolar Disorder or Substance/Medication-Induced Bipolar and Related Disorder. BSD in children and adolescents is receiving increased research attention, but important questions remain about its developmental trajectory, phenomenology and behavioral correlates, ...

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Evaluation of Patients With Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Healthy Volunteers

The purpose of this protocol is to allow for the careful screening of patients and healthy volunteers for participation in research protocols in the Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Lab (ETPB) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and for the collection of natural history data. In addition the protocol ...

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Studies of Brain Function and Course of Illness in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Objective Irritability is a common and impairing clinical presentation in youth (Collishaw et al 2010, Leibenluft 2011, Peterson et al 1996). Despite its significant public health impact, the clinical course and pathophysiology of irritability remains poorly understood. Chronic and severe irritability is the primary symptom of the new DSM-5 diagnosis, ...

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The Psychobiology of Childhood Temperament

Objectives: The goal of this proposal is to study temperament and risk-taking as vulnerability factors for anxiety. Studies have documented that behaviorally inhibited (BI) children are at risk for anxiety disorders. This vulnerability may be associated with neural circuits underlying behavioral tendencies, such as components of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), ...

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Clinical Trial of Fluoxetine in Anxiety and Depression in Children and Associated Brain Changes

Objective: This protocol uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine neuro-cognitive correlates of pediatric and adult mood and anxiety disorders. The primary goal of the project is to document, in pediatric anxiety disorders and major depression, perturbations in brain systems mediating attention biases, fear conditioning, emotional memory, and response ...

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