The Cohen Veterans Center at the NYU Langone Medical Center is seeking Iraq and Afghanistan veterans diagnosed with depression, or experiencing the following symptoms:
- Feelings of sadness, fearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
- Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
- Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities
- Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
- Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort
- Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
- Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility
Eligible participants may receive compensation up to $515.00 for their time and effort, with additional compensation available for travel expenses.
The goal of this study is to increase understanding of biological factors associated with mental health challenges, with the long term goal of helping future veterans and civilians with depression, post-traumatic stress and related conditions.
This study includes deployed as well as non-deployed veterans.
- No treatment or drugs are given.
- All personal information provided is 100% confidential and protected by federal HIPAA Laws. Your privacy is ensured.
- Participating in this study involves an interview, as well as participating in procedures such as a blood draw and MRI brain scan, taking approximately 12-15 hours, over 3 visits (with evening and weekend availability upon request).
They request proof of military service, such as a military ID or DD214.
To participate, please call the Research Associate at: 877-698-3299.