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GLAD (Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression)

Looking for: Individuals who have experienced or are experiencing anxiety or depressive disorders (with or without a medical diagnosis) and Individuals who have never experienced any mental health disorder
Expenses: None

The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study is a project set up to support studies exploring risk factors for depression and/or anxiety. Participants in GLAD are asked to complete a questionnaire, provide a saliva sample and give permission for the study to access to relevant NHS health records.

GEMS (Glutamate Emotion Memory Study)

Looking for: Depressed individuals aged 20-60 who are currently taking an antidepressant but are still experiencing symptoms.
Expenses: You will be reimbursed for your time up to £255 and reimbursed for travel expenses.

We are exploring the effects of ketamine on past memories, decision-making and emotions. We are looking for volunteers who are aged 20-60 with current depression who have not responded to the usual antidepressant treatments. If you participate, you will be administered ketamine or a placebo intravenously in a single infusion. The study will involve coming to the Neurosciences building, Warneford Hospital, on five occasions.

AADAPT Online - Addressing Young Mums’ & Dads’ Low Mood or Stress And their ParenTing

Looking for: Parents aged 16 - 24 years who have had a baby born in the last 12 months who feel low in mood.
Expenses: You will be reimbursed for completing some questionnaires and recording some short videos of you playing with your baby.

The AADAPT study aims to see whether a new way to support parents aged 16-24 years who are experiencing low mood and stress is helpful. We would like to see whether an online package of information and activities, supported by volunteer parents who were previously young parents themselves (Parent Buddies) is more helpful than a control group. Could you help us by taking part?

Cognitive Processing of Stressful Life Events in Individuals Having Migrated to the UK

Looking for: Volunteers aged 22 years-old and above, who have moved to the UK from another country. You need to have been in the UK for at least 4 years.
Expenses: No expenses paid as this is an online survey, with no anticipated out of pocket expenses for participants.

We are looking for volunteers, aged 22 years old and above, who have moved to the UK from another country. You need to have been in the UK for at least 4 years and speak English. You are invited to participate in an online survey which will take 20 to 30 minutes.

PEACE Study: healthy volunteers

Looking for: Healthy volunteers aged 18 - 65 years old
Expenses: Volunteers may be reimbursed between £265-£355 and reasonable travel expenses will be paid separately

We are looking for healthy volunteers to help understand how the brain works.

Brain Health Centre: healthy volunteers study

Looking for: Volunteers over 21 years of age.
Expenses: Participants will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses and £10 per hour of participation.

We are looking for volunteers, over 21 years of age, to take part in the ‘Brain Health Centre: healthy volunteers’ study. Information from this study will help us develop new ways to measure brain health and provide new ways to compare brain information from patients with memory problems to brain information from healthy adults to help doctors make more accurate and earlier diagnoses. The study involves one study session, lasting around 2.5hours, and involves having an MRI brain scan and a second optional session lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Emotional Processing and Biomarkers Study

Looking for: Healthy people aged 16-35 years old.
Expenses: You will be reimbursed for your time!

We are looking for healthy volunteers aged 16-35 years to take part in a study investigating how levels of certain proteins, so-called growth factors, influence how we process emotional information. The study involves one session of about 3 1/2 hours at the Department of Psychiatry in Headington, Oxford, including a battery of questionnaires and computer games and a small blood sample. The findings might ultimately help develop a simple blood test indicating the risk of developing anxiety in the future.

Losartan and Emotional Learning

Looking for: Healthy adults aged 18 - 50
Expenses: You will be reimbursed for your time and reasonable travel costs.

We are looking for healthy volunteers aged 18-50 years and fluent in English to take part in a study investigating how a single dose of the medication Losartan affects certain aspects of learning and memory, which we know are important for psychological treatment to work. Losartan is currently used to treat high blood pressure. However, we think that it may also enhance the effectiveness of psychological treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. The study involves one online screening and one face-to-face testing session of about 4-4.5 hours in total.

Parent mentors required to support young parents with low mood

Looking for: Parents who are 24 – 35 years who had their first child under the age of 25 years and have experienced low mood at some point whilst being a parent (does not have to have been formally diagnosed).
Expenses: You will be reimbursed for undertaking training and for each session of support provided to a mentee.

Are you interested in supporting young parents? The AADAPT study aims to see whether a new way to support parents aged 16-24 years who are experiencing low mood and stress is helpful. We would like to see whether an online package of information and activities, supported by volunteer parents who were previously young parents themselves (Parent Buddies) is more helpful than a control group. Could you be a Parent Buddy and help young parents with the support package?

An investigation of fear of losing control and anxiety

Looking for: Anybody can participate in this study, as long as you are: over 18, currently reside in the UK, and speak English fluently.
Expenses: No expenses are paid as this is an online survey.

We are a team of researchers at the University of Oxford who are interested in better understanding fear of losing control and anxiety. We aim to develop a questionnaire that will help us understand whether there are differences in fear of losing control across anxiety disorders, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder. We are hoping to develop a deeper understanding of factors that may contribute to distress in these conditions, with the hope of tailoring and improving psychological treatments for these individuals. You do not need to identify as having any anxiety disorder to participate in this study.

The Impact of Health Anxiety in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Looking for: People who do not have COPD or any other chronic health condition (‘healthy controls’)
Expenses: Participant travel expenses of a reasonable amount covered.

Studies show that having a chronic physical health condition can increase someone’s worry about their health. We want to explore whether having a COPD diagnosis increases anxiety about one’s health. Understanding this can improve what support we offer to people with COPD.

Physiology of Habit Learning Study

Looking for: We are looking for people aged 18 and over who have access to a computer (PC or laptop) and do not wear glasses or have an eye disease that interferes with pupil dilation (e.g. glaucoma).
Expenses: Participants will be reimbursed for their time if all three study visits are completed.

We are looking for volunteers to improve our understanding of how people learn habits. The study involves three visits to the Department of Psychiatry in the Warneford Hospital (each visit takes 1 to 1.5 hours) and daily online tasks between two of the visits (takes about 15 minutes each, can be completed at home). During these visits, you will be asked to complete a simple computer-based task and some questionnaires about your mental wellbeing. We would also record the direction of your gaze during the visits.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) study

Looking for: Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford are seeking right-handed volunteers aged 18-45 years with symptoms of low mood for a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) study.
Expenses: We will compensate you for your time and reasonable travel costs for every session (including the online screening session via MS Teams).

The overall motivation for this study is to improve treatment for people suffering from depression. The purpose of this study is to test if novel brain stimulation changes emotion recognition. The study involves Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), in which we place a stimulation coil over the head, which generates a magnetic field that passes painlessly through the skull to stimulate the brain. The effect lasts for a few minutes. Participants do not normally notice any effect of stimulation, though some may experience short-lasting discomfort during TMS, which can usually be alleviated by adjusting the coil position. By conducting this research, we hope to better understand the effect of brain stimulation on emotional processing, which will inform efforts to improve the treatment of depression.

Communicating health-related information: the CICERO online randomised controlled trial

Looking for: Participants must be between 18 and 65 years
Expenses: No

How the benefits and harms of medical interventions are communicated affects how well patients understand it and can impact their decision-making and confidence. The CICERO study will compare three different ways of communicating available information on medical interventions. The study consists of a single session lasting about 20 minutes.

The Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research

Looking for: First Time Mums needed.
Expenses: Questionnaire

Are you a UK-based Mum? Is your baby under 10 weeks old? Please consider taking part in this online questionnaire study about stress, anxiety and social support after giving birth. It is hoped that this research will help us better understand how to support new Mums during such an important and precious time in your child’s life. Please follow the link below to take part https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37YBWx0ayaIhNnD OR contact joanna.maher@hmc.ox.ac.uk for more details

Are you experiencing depression despite taking antidepressants?

Looking for: Participants to take part in a study investigating how a new anti-inflammatory drug affects emotional and rewarding information in depression.
Expenses: You will be reimbursed for your time!

Duration: Three appointments (one screening visit, two research visits) about 8 hours in total Who can participate? People who feel depressed despite antidepressant treatment, aged 18 to 65 What does the study involve? Psychological tasks, one brain scan using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and taking medication for 7 days.

Healthy volunteers needed for a drug study investigating how a commonly-used antidepressant influences how people process emotional information about themselves and others.

Looking for: Healthy Volunteers aged 18-45 years
Expenses: You will be compensated for your time

We will ask you to attend two sessions for approximately 7 hours in total. In the first session we will ask you some questions about your current health and medical history to check your suitability for the study. If you are female, we will also ask you to take a pregnancy test. In the second session you will take the study tablet and complete some psychological tasks on the computer.

Healthy Volunteers Needed For Study Of Reward and Emotion.

Looking for: People who are healthy with no history of psychological disorder.
Expenses: Time and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

We are looking for healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 40 years of age for a study investigating the effects of a single dose of a drug called selegiline on reward and emotional processing. Time and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Volunteers Needed For Parkinsons Disease Study.

Looking for: Individuals aged 50-75 who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the last 6 years, to take part in a research study assessing the effects of their usual medication on learning and memory.
Expenses: Time and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

If you express interest, you will be invited to come to the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital for 3 study sessions. The first would be an initial screening visit to assess your eligibility to take part. If eligible, you would be invited for a further 2 sessions. One would be shortly after you have taken your usual medication, and the other would be conducted when you are in an ‘off-medication state. This would involve missing/delaying your usual medication for a few hours. Each session would take 2-3 hours of your time and will involve completing a set of computer-based tasks. These sessions would be scheduled approx. 2-3 weeks apart.

Healthy Adults and Stroke Survivors Needed for Motor Learning Study

Looking for: We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study investigating how people learn motor tasks. We are recruiting participants who are neurologically healthy, and those who have had a stroke. This study involves 3 testing sessions each lasting 2 hours, to include an MRI scan, brain stimulation session and motor learning session. MRI is a type of brain scan that allows us to see how the brain is organised, processes information and performs skills like speech or memory. This scan is safe and does not involve any needles or injections.
Expenses: You will be compensated for your time.
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