Adults with depression needed for talk therapy study

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Adults with depression needed for talk therapy study

Dr. Heide Klumpp, Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study to investigate mechanisms of talk therapy for depression.

You may be eligible if you are:

  1. Feeling down, depressed, or overwhelmed
  2. Interested in psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  3. 18 to 65 years old
  4. Not currently taking psychotropic (e.g., antidepressant) medication

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to:

  1. Complete a psychiatric interview
  2. Three functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function
  3. Three sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function
  4. Twelve weeks of standard treatment with talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) OR twelve weeks of Supportive Therapy

Participants will be paid for their participation.

The total time that you will be involved in this study is 22 visits. 21 of the 22 visits will occur during a 15-week period. You will also be asked to complete questionnaires at a 6-month follow up visit. You are expected to be in the study for about 35 hours. All information you give is confidential.

Interested or have questions? Please call (312) 413-4515
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UIC IRB#2017-0258

  • Expiration Date:Sunday, May 31, 2020

Principal Investigator(s)

Heide Klumpp PhD

  • Associate Professor

(312) 996-0416

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