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This study is examining why people experience another episode of depression after successful treatment. We hope to determine what clinical, social, and biological factors predict future depressive episodes or may be warning signs of the return of depression.

We are looking to enroll three types of people: people who are currently depressed, people who were recently depressed but now have an improvement in symptoms, and people who have never been depressed.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are 60 years old or older
  • Categorize yourself in the currently depressed, recently depressed but now have an improvement in symptoms, or never depressed category
  • Have no other mental health problems, other than anxiety
  • Are able to have an MRI scan

Depending on which category you fit into as a participant, you can be enrolled in either our longitudinal phase or an initial treatment phase plus a longitudinal phase.

  • Participants in the initial treatment phase will be enrolled for 8-20 weeks.
  • Participants in our longitudinal phase will be enrolled for 2 years.

Participants will be compensated for their time.

Please fill out this survey if you are interested in participating:

If you are unable to fill out the survey or if you would like more information about the study, please contact our REMBRANDT Study Team.
Email: rembrandtatuic [dot] edu
Phone: (312) 996-0711

UIC IRB # 2020-0078
Expires: 08/31/2024

Expiration Date
  • Saturday, August 31, 2024

Dr. Olusola Ajilore (M.D/Ph.D.) at The University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study looking at the effect of thyroid hormone on brain structure.
You may be eligible if you:
1.    Are 21-60
2.    Have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and/or have recently been prescribed levothyroxine.
If you are eligible and agree to participate you will undergo Cognitive Testing Questionnaires Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Scans

Interested volunteers should have no history of depression. This study involves a time commitment of approximately 3 hours per visit. Visits will include a baseline, 3-month follow-up, and 6-month follow-up. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. All information you give is confidential.
Please complete our survey, call, or email for more information.
CALL: 312-996-0711
EMAIL:  ajilorelabatuic [dot] edu

Please specify that you are calling about the Thyroid Study.
IRB# 2016-0678