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Study #3: Research on the Brain and Reward

Are you currently experiencing symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder that interfere with your daily life?


Researchers at McLean Hospital are seeking participants like you for a study looking at how people respond to reward. This study involves 3 sessions, including fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and EEG (Electroencephalography). There are also 2 follow-up interviews that take place 3 months and 6 months after the first session. Each session lasts between 1-3.5 hours. 



You may be eligibile to participate if you:


  • are between the ages of 18-50, and currently seeking to better manage your symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder

  • are between the ages of 18-50, and have no past psychiatric or neurological illness other than depression or bipolar disorder




If eligible to participate, you can receive up to $352.25. Reimbursement for travel (up to $25.00) is also available.


If you are interested in participating in this (or any other study) at our lab, please click here to complete a short online recruitment survey to see if you might qualify! All information will be kept strictly confidential to our research study staff and information obtained in this survey will be used for research recruitment purposes only.

You may also email us at or call us at 617-855-4239 with any questions. All calls and emails are confidential.


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