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Validation of a functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy paradigm in depression and bipolar depression

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Trial Conditions
  • Bipolar Depression
  • Depression
  • Major Depression
What is the purpose of this trial?

The purpose of the study is to develop a method to examine how neurotransmitter levels in the brain change in response to stimuli. The study involves having a special type of magnetic resonance scan while viewing pictures.

Date & Status


Who can Participate?


21  - 45 


Eligibility Note

  • Participants must not take medication regularly (other than birth control or vitamins), be non-smokers, and not have any contraindications to magnetic resonance imaging.
Eligibility Gender: Both
Steward Physician(s)
  • Michael E. Henry, M.D.
  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center - Recruiting
For more information about this trial, contact

Tara Lauriat, Ph.D.
Phone: 617-789-2404

Physician Researcher

Investigator Name:

  • Michael E. Henry, M.D.

Other Information

Sponsor: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Trial ID: PB20110279410534
Volunteers:  Not Accepting Healthy Volunteers

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