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Are you experiencing symptoms of depression and interested in taking part in brain imaging research?

Description

We are investigating whether depression is associated with any signs of inflammation in the brain. We can measure this with a brain imaging technique called positron emission tomography (PET). Ultimately our findings will further our knowledge of the neurobiology underlying depression, possibly leading to more effective treatment.

To take part volunteers must be aged 18-60, be experiencing symptoms of depression but not be taking antidepressants (for 3 months minimum), and be medically healthy. 

Taking part would involve:

  • Screening (psychological and medical)
  • MRI scan
  • PET scan 

The total time spent on the study would be approximately 5 hours. Volunteers will be reimbursed for time and travel. 

For more information and to fill in a screening questionnaire visit www.bbmh.manchester.ac.uk/inflammationindepression 

Contact details

If you are interested in taking part please contact sophie.holmes@manchester.ac.uk or 07974 877597.‚Äč