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Research Description & Purpose:
Researchers at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System want to find ways to discover risk factors for depression and brain functioning. This research study is for young men and women between the ages of 18-23. Research is always voluntary!

Would the study be a good fit for me? This study may be a good fit for you if:
  • Age 18-23 
  • Not taking any medications for depression or anxiety in the past 90 days
*This study is looking for BOTH Healthy Volunteers AND those who have had a past or present history of Depression.  

What would happen if I took part in the study? If you or your child decides to take part in the research study, you would participate in:
  • Interviews and Questionnaires 
  • Functional MRI Tests 
  • A blood sample 
  • This study does NOT involve any drugs or study medication. 
  • Participants who take part in this study may get compensated up to $784 to thank them for their time. 

Specify Location of Research: This research will take place at the PI located at 1601 w. Taylor St. in rooms 322-327, the CRC, the 2nd floor of NPI, and the MRC (Harrison St. locations).

Contact Information: To take part in the depression research study or for more information, please contact Laura Gabriel at 312-413-4584 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PI Name, department & address: The principal researcher for this study is Dr. Scott Langenecker, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of Cognitive Neuroscience. Study IRB#: 2012-0568