Research Study Participation Opportunities

Research Study Participation Opportunities

Select from the Study Titles below to view details of the Participation Opportunities.

Emotion Regulation Study

Research Study Title

Emotion Regulation Study

Brief Descrition

Bipolar II disorder and personality-based emotion changes share many symptoms and can therefore be difficult to differentiate. Both conditions often require different treatments, therefore accurate diagnosis is essential. We seek to develop a questionnaire to assist with differentiation of the two conditions.

Participants Desired

Participants diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder or a Borderline Personality style

Closing date for Participant Applications

N/A

Contact Person

Rebecca
(02)9382 9269
depression.research@unsw.edu.au

Flyer/Information 

Link to details

 

MRI Study of Decision-making in Children with OCD

We need help studying how people with OCD respond to rewards so that better diagnostic methods and new treatments can be discovered.

The study involves:

  • clinical interview
  • brief self-report questionnaire
  • MRI brain scan
  • computer game to win snacks (M&Ms, BBQ shapes, Tiny Teddies).

It whole process takes 3 hours and you’ll be reimbursed for your time with $60 of movie vouchers.

The study is at The Black Dog Institute and Neuroscience Research Australia (Randwick).

We will provide advice about parking options.

There is no radiation in an MRI scan.

For more information please contact Dr Iain Perkes at the Black Dog Institute Child and Adolescent Clinic on 9382 2991 or clinic@blackdog.org.au 

This research has been approved by the Sydney Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee - Concord Hospital.

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Mindfulness-based practice to enhance sleep quality in patients with depression and chronic fatigue syndrome

Research Study Title:

Mindfulness-based practice to enhance sleep quality in patients with depression and chronic fatigue syndrome

Brief Description:

This study aims to assess the impact of three weeks of daily practice of a mindfulness-based relaxation activity (individually selected for each participant to generate the best bodily response) on improving sleep quality and wellbeing in patients with depression or chronic fatigue syndrome. The findings from this study may help researchers to better understand the factors contributing to, as well as ways to improve, poor sleep quality and everyday functioning in depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Participants Desired:

  • between 18 and 65 years of age;
  • have been diagnosed with depression or chronic fatigue syndrome;
  • willing and able to attend our UNSW laboratory on two occasions, approximately 3 weeks between visits;
  • have no other significant illness, such as heart conditions, uncontrolled diabetes, chronic infections, psychotic disorders, or primary sleep disorders;
  • have no significant hearing impairment;
  • are not pregnant;
  • are not taking any regular medications (other than anti-depressants, or oral contraceptive pill), including beta-blockers/anti-hypertensives, corticosteroids, anti-convulsives, benzodiazepines, major analgesics, or other centrally active drugs

Closing date for Participant Applications:

December 2016

Contact Person:

Gina Lee

Phone: (02) 9385 2942

Email: human.behav@unsw.edu.au

Flyer/Information:

Brochure

Research study website: http://mindfulness-unsw.weebly.com/

Personalised relaxation practice to improve sleep and functioning in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression: A randomised control trial


Personalised relaxation practice to improve sleep and functioning in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression: A randomised control trial

This study aims to examine the effect of a four week personalised intervention (individually selected for each participant to generate the best relaxation response) on improving sleep quality and wellbeing in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or depression. The findings from this study may help researchers to better understand the factors contributing to, as well as ways to improve, poor sleep quality and everyday functioning in chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.

Participants Desired:

  • are between 18 and 65 years of age;
  • have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome or depression;
  • have no other significant illness, such as heart conditions, uncontrolled diabetes, chronic infections, psychotic disorders, or primary sleep disorders;
  • have no significant hearing impairment;
  • are not pregnant;
  • are not taking any regular medications that affect autonomic activity (e.g. beta-blockers/anti-hypertensives). Use of anti depressants, or oral contraceptive pill is not exclusionary

Closing date for Participant Applications: December 2018

Contact Person: Claire Macnamara

Phone: (02) 9385 2942

Emailhuman.behav@unsw.edu.au

Research study website: http://relaxation-unsw.weebly.com/

 

Sydney Centenarian Study

Research Study Title

Sydney Centenarian Study

Brief Descrition

Study looking at brains of 95+ year olds

Participants Desired

172 (have 328)

Closing date for Participant Applications

N/A

Please click here for more information.

tDCS - Brain Stimulation & Cognitive Training

Research Study Title

tDCS - Brain Stimulation & Cognitive Training

Brief Descrition

Combining mild brain stimulation with brain training on patients with MCI

Participants Desired

75

Closing date for Participant Applications

N/A

Contact Person

Adith Mohan
(02) 9382 9261
a.mohan@unsw.edu.au

Flyer/Information 

Link to details

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