Mental Health

How women with and without eating disorders perceive bodies

I’m looking for female participants aged 16 – 45 years old, who have a current diagnosis of an eating disorder to take part in a study of how women perceive bodies. The study involves one session, 1.5-2 hours long, at the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital site in Headington. You … [Read more...]

Healthy non-smoking men (18-40) needed for an MRI study to assess how stress influences the brain

We are looking for non-smoking men, aged between 18 and 40 years, who do not have any current health or psychiatric problems, to participate in a psychological study. With this study we like to assess how a gene and a drug interact to affect mental performance and brain activity. More information … [Read more...]

Help set research priorities in Adult Social Work in England

If you have been in contact with social workers in England, this survey asks you to add your comments and questions about your experience, to help decide what future research around Adult Social Work needs to happen. We are asking social workers themselves to contribute to the survey too. Please … [Read more...]

Volunteers, including healthy women, wanted for study into eating concerns and compulsivity

We are looking for women aged between 18 and 45 years, who do not have any current health or psychiatric problems, to participate in a psychological study. There are three groups we want to recruit: healthy people who have recovered from anorexia nervosa for at least a year; those who think a lot … [Read more...]

Do you feel sad? A research study investigating the effect of depression on learning

We are looking for people with symptoms of depression to take part in a study investigating how low mood and depression are linked to how we learn from the events we experience. The study involves completing simple computer based tasks and questionnaires. During the study samples of saliva (spit) … [Read more...]

Clinical research study for depression

Diagnosed with depression? Medications haven’t helped completely? You may be eligible for a clinical research study that will help evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational medication for people with depression who have not responded well to medications before. The … [Read more...]

Have you been depressed and suicidal in the past? Are you now feeling better?

The Mindlock project is conducted at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre by Dr Bergljot Gjelsvik and Dr Catherine Crane in collaboration with Professor Keith Hawton at the Centre for Suicide Research, both within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. We are currently recruiting for a … [Read more...]

Advances in medicine focus group participants needed – £25 voucher

We would like you/your group to take part in a focus group discussion about recent advances in medicine, in particular the development of personalised medicine and tailoring treatments to the individual patient. New types of technology, such as whole genome sequencing, means that all of our … [Read more...]

Sufferers of depression and healthy volunteers needed for a study investigating inflammation

• Are you aged 25 to 50? • Are you generally healthy and able to give blood? • We are looking for people who have depression, and also people who do not have depression as a comparison group. There is growing evidence that inflammation is often associated with and can cause depression. We would … [Read more...]

Have you suffered from depression in the past, but are well now?

We are looking for people who have had at least two separate episodes of depression in the past, are now well and have been off any antidepressant medication for 6 months. You would need to be between 18 and 60 years of age and in good physical health. The research is helping us to understand the … [Read more...]

Reading Networks in the Developing Brain

We are investigating the reading networks in the brain of typical readers and of poor readers. We do so using non-invasive brain imaging methods such as MRI and a set of standardized neuropsychological assessment. We hope to find not only which regions in the brain are different in poor readers, … [Read more...]

Help us find the evidence: become an Embase screener

The EMBASE project provides an opportunity for new and potential contributors to get involved with Cochrane work by diving into a task that needs doing. No prior experience is necessary as the task supports a ‘learn as you do’ approach. The project's purpose is to identify reports of randomised … [Read more...]

Sufferers of clinical depression needed for new brain imaging study

We are looking for people aged 18-70 who are currently suffering from clinical depression. Clinical depression is a common condition. There are effective treatments available but these do not suit everybody and new approaches are needed. Not much is currently known about the chemical changes in … [Read more...]

Neurochemistry of Depression

We are seeking people with clinical depression, both with a clinical diagnosis of depression and people who have not been diagnosed but who think they might be suffering from the condition. … [Read more...]