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Open Label Placebo

Location: UCSF Mission Bay
Study Commitment: 120 mins.
$ 100.00
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Published On: April 16, 2020, 1:04 p.m.

Description

This is a research study to investigate the effectiveness and understand the mechanism of placebo in depressed adolescents between the ages of 13 to 18 year old. The study is being led by investigators from the Departments of Radiology, Psychiatry and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF): Olga Tymofiyeva, Ph.D., Tony T. Yang, M.D., Ph.D., and Chiung-Yu Huang, PhD.

The purpose of this study is to see how placebo can affect the brain and well-being of depressed adolescents. Placebo is a harmless pill prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect.

This study would involve two MRI Brain scans at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. You may also be asked to ingest placebo pills (inert substance with no active ingredients) once a day each day for 2 weeks between the MRI scans. You will get a $50 gift card at the end of each MRI visit ($100 total).

You may qualify if you: 
 
• Are of age 13 to 18 years 
• May experience feelings of depression but are not currently treated with an antidepressant medication
• Can undergo an MRI: for example, do not have braces, unremovable metal piercings, are not pregnant
 

If you haven’t turned 18 years old, you will need your parent’s permission to participate.

If you are interested, please enroll via UGIG and contact Ben Sipes (benjamin.sipes@ucsf.edu), who will call you to determine eligibility and email you the consent form to sign. He will then schedule the 1st MRI visit once the COVID-19 Outbreak is over.

This is a research study to investigate the effectiveness and understand the mechanism of placebo in depressed adolescents between the ages of 13 to 18 year old. The study is being led by investigators from the Departments of Radiology, Psychiatry and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF): Olga Tymofiyeva, Ph.D., Tony T. Yang, M.D., Ph.D., and Chiung-Yu Huang, PhD.

The purpose of this study is to see how placebo can affect the brain and well-being of depressed adolescents. Placebo is a harmless pill prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect.

This study would involve two MRI Brain scans at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. You may also be asked to ingest placebo pills (inert substance with no active ingredients) once a day each day for 2 weeks between the MRI scans. You will get a $50 gift card at the end of each MRI visit ($100 total).

You may qualify if you: 
 
• Are of age 13 to 18 years 
• May experience feelings of depression but are not currently treated with an antidepressant medication
• Can undergo an MRI: for example, do not have braces, unremovable metal piercings, are not pregnant
 

If you haven’t turned 18 years old, you will need your parent’s permission to participate.

If you are interested, please enroll via UGIG and contact Ben Sipes (benjamin.sipes@ucsf.edu), who will call you to determine eligibility and email you the consent form to sign. He will then schedule the 1st MRI visit once the COVID-19 Outbreak is over.

Researcher Information

Benjamin Sipes

Radiology

UCSF

California

San Francisco

benjamin.sipes@ucsf.edu


Researcher Information

Benjamin Sipes

Radiology

UCSF

California

San Francisco

benjamin.sipes@ucsf.edu

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