Participate in Sleep Research
We need volunteers to be involved in our research examining the relationship between depressive disorders and sleep. We have a strong interest in the biological risk factors for depression and how a major depressive disorder can affect the sleep of both children and adults. Insomnia and biological rhythm problems are also a focus of our clinical service and research program.
Most of our studies require a minimum of two overnight sleep studies.
General Eligibility Requirements for Research Participation
- Generally medically healthy
- Ability to participate in psychiatric evaluation (approximately 1-2 hours)
- Ability to spend 1-4 consecutive nights in the Sleep Lab (varies with study)
Studies currently seeking participants:
Assessment of Circadian Rhythms in Adolescents with a Positive Family History of Bipolar Disorder(HUM00071317)
Purpose: The aim of this study is to find out if children and teens who have a family member with bipolar disorder have different sleep and wake patterns compared with same age individuals who don’t have a similar family history. We’re also interested in whether a hormone called melatonin is more sensitive to light exposure in these individuals.
Eligibility: Healthy males and females, ages 12-18; a first degree family member diagnosed with bipolar disorder or no first degree family history of mental health disorder. No personal diagnosis of a mood disorder, schizophrenia or a substance or alcohol dependence.
Call the Mental Health Research line at (734) 232-0255, or visit www.UMClinicalStudies.org to learn more about these and other opportunities to participate in sleep research.