November 1997

Media Contacts: Sarah Goodwin, 404/727-3366 - sgoodwi@emory.edu
Kathi Ovnic, 404/727-9371 - covnic@emory.edu

Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine are seeking volunteers for a number of studies testing experimental treatments for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, trichotillomania (an irresistible urge to pull hair out, resulting in noticeable hair loss) and the sexual side effects associated with antidepressants known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The researchers are also evaluating possible associations between major depression and heart disease or heart attack.

The studies are open to both men and women with these conditions who are age 18 and older. Some of the obsessive-compulsive disorder studies are open to children age 8 or older. Pregnant or nursing women are excluded. The studies will last an average of three months and will require several visits to the Emory campus; a few may require one or two overnight stays in Emory University Hospital. Qualified participants will receive psychiatric evaluations, study-related counseling and medications at no charge.

Participants will be asked to visit Uppergate Pavilion, first floor, 1701 Uppergate Dr., Emory University, Atlanta. Call 404/727-8968 for information on any of the studies.


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