Why is this research important?
Depression and anxiety are the largest contributors to disease and disability, affecting around 300 million people. This research study aims to reduce depression and/or anxiety symptoms by improving decision making skills
Most of us avoid unpleasant activities, even if this avoidance interferes with our goals. This type of avoidance is a common method of coping in adults with depression and/or anxiety, and can lead to worsened symptoms
Current treatments only work for about half of the individuals in the U.S. with depression or anxiety. The goal of this study is to test a new treatment that reduces your avoidance so that you can focus on your goals. By focusing on and achieving goals through improved decision making, the aim is to help you recover from your depression or anxiety.
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- Between 21 - 40 years old
• United States citizen
• Proficient in English
• Currently experiencing symptoms of depression
• Not currently in therapy
• Not pregnant
- Individual therapy with trained clinicians for nine weeks
- Free brain scan
- Paid study participation
- $586 compensation for completion of all study visits and activities
- Compensation includes travel and parking expenses
If you are interested in participating or would like to hear more information, please contact our research team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-312-695-2200.