Inflammation in Mood Disorders

Inflammatory Effects in Cognition and Neural Function in MDD

Dr. Scott Langenecker from UIC is currently recruiting for an inflammation research study (IRB # 2014-0931).  Individuals between the ages of 18-30, both those with and without past experiences of negative mood disorders like depression, bipolar disorder and other disorders are encouraged to participate.  Some medications may be okay (e.g. antidepressants and hormonal birth control) while others may not (e.g. antipsychotics). NO medication or therapy will be provided to either participant group and the study is purely observational.

The study can be completed in 1-2 months and involves:

  1. a clinical interview
  2. a brief parent, guardian, spouse or sibling phone interview
  3. a physical assessment involving a blood draw for genetics and inflammatory markers, a urine drug/pregnancy (females) test, and a breathalyzer alcohol test.
  4. at least one set of cognitive testing
  5. at least one functional MRI

All visits (other than the parent, guardian, spouse or sibling interview) take place on UIC's west campus.

Monetary compensation is provided based upon number of visits completed Please call or email if you would like to hear more about the study or if you are interested in participating.

Please contact Kristy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (312) 996-5965.

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