• Research into the causes, psychological processes and treatment of bipolar disorder

    Looking for: Patients from Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire with bipolar disorder
    Expenses: n/a

    The Department is running an extensive, internationally recognised programme of research into the causes, psychological processes and treatment of bipolar disorder.

  • Eating Disorder Research

    Looking for: Adults (over 16 years) who have had any experience of Anorexia Nervosa
    Expenses: funding variable

    Ever had Anorexia Nervosa? Interested in helping eating disorder research?

  • Are you sad?

    Looking for: People with persistent low mood
    Expenses: Participants will be reimbursed for their time and expenses

    Are you feeling really sad? Have you lost interest in the things you would usually enjoy?

  • Have you wondered why depression sometimes runs in families?

    Looking for: Healthy people (16-20 years old) with no history of depression but have a parent with a history of depression
    Expenses: Participants will be reimbursed for their time and help

    If so you might be interested in helping with the research we are conducting where we are investigating risk factors for major depression and diabetes/cardiovascular disease.

  • Bipolar disorder & Borderline Personality Disorder: understanding mood changes

    Looking for: Participants who are over 18 and have received a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (type 1 or type 2) or Borderline Personality Disorder. We are also recruiting a group of individuals who have never experienced a mental health disorder.
    Expenses: Participants will be reimbursed for their time and expenses

    Have you been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder? Interested in helping research into these disorders?

  • The Oxford Mindfulness In Pregnancy Study

    Looking for: Pregnant women who have not completed any kind of mindfulness training during pregnancy.
    Expenses: Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses

    Pregnant women who have not completed any kind of mindfulness training during pregnancy.

  • The Oxford Pregnancy Study

    Looking for: Currently Pregnant Volunteers
    Expenses: Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses

    We are conducting research into the effects of anxiety during pregnancy on mother and baby. If you are currently pregnant, you are eligable to take part if; this is your first pregnancy, it is a singleton pregnancy (i.e, not twins). You are between 18 and 40 years old (inclusive), you have no medical disorders and are not using steroid medications, incuding steroid creams.

  • Perinatal Moods Research

    Looking for: Pregnant women in their first or second trimester
    Expenses: Not applicable - this is a survey study online

    ARE YOU EXPECTING AT THE MOMENT & IN YOUR FIRST OR SECOND TRIMESTER? We are interested in the associations between the way that people attend to their everyday experiences and how they experience different aspects of their pregnancy. We are also interested in whether women’s mood, physical symptoms and goals change over time, during pregnancy.

  • Antidepressants, Emotions & Personality

    Looking for: Healthy people aged 18-40 with no experience of psychological difficulties.
    Expenses: Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses.

    We are looking for healthy volunteers aged 18-40 to participate in a study investigating how antidepressants change the processing of emotions in people with different personality traits. The study involves receiving 4 weeks' treatment with a common antidepressant or placebo. You will be requested to:

  • Effects of Fluoxetine on Anger Processing in Male Healthy Volunteers

    Looking for: Are you male, healthy, aged between 18-55 years, fluent in English and have no history of psychiatric problems (like depression or anxiety)?
    Expenses: We will reimburse you for your time and travel expenses.

    Are you a hotheaded person? Do you have a fiery or quick temper? Are you male, healthy, aged between 18-55 years, fluent in English and have no history of psychiatric problems (like depression or anxiety)? If you answered YES to all the above questions, we would love to hear from you! You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire to assess the way you usually respond to frustrating or negative situations. We will then contact you if you score within a particular range. The study involves a single dose of a common antidepressant and a session of behavioural/emotional testing. This study has been approved by the University Research Ethics Committee.