Do you have problems with mood or anxiety?

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mood and anxiety. This study is testing how treatments affect brain function, physiology, behavior, and mental health. 

The study includes the following:
1. A psychiatric interview.
2. Four functional MRI scans to measure brain function noninvasively.
3. Four sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to measure brain function noninvasively. 
4. Either 12 weeks of treatment with a FDA-approved medication for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and will attend 5 regular visits during that treatment OR 12 weekly treatment visits with a talk therapy called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

Time commitment is approximately 32 hours over a total of 12 to 19 visits. Volunteers will receive $15 per hour. All information given is confidential.

The University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator
K. Luan Phan, MD
Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible if

  • you are 18 to 65 years old.
  • you experience anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood.
Exclusion Criteria
  • Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body and no major medical or neurological illness.
  • Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. 
  • Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
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