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Centre for Affective Disorders

Research studies currently recruiting participants

This page contains details of research studies in the Centre for Affective Disorders (CfAD) which are currently looking for participants. Researchers in CfAD are very grateful to anyone volunteering their time and efforts to take part in studies, which we hope will provide us with valuable information to help with the understanding and ultimately treatment for people who have mood-related illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. 


Studies are listed in alphabetical order and contain either a link or quick summary of the study along with details of who to contact to find out more information: 

  • CRiB study:  We are investigating a new psychological therapy for people with bipolar disorder and are looking for volunteers to take part in a research study. Please email one of the study team (Dimos, Tim or Becci) or telephone us on 0207 848 5305.
  • LQD study: Are you currently taking an antidepressant? Have you found it hasn't fully helped? We're currently recruiting for a clinical trial comparing two recommended treatments. If this applies to you, or someone you know, contact us for more details: by email or phone (07902774464).  
  • Imaging 5Ht7 antagonist effects in bipolar disorder: Medications which block a type of brain chemical receptor, "5HT7", may be a promising new treatment for cognitive impairment experienced by people with bipolar disorder. This study aims to examine how one (JNJ-18038683) might affect brain activity in both people with bipolar disorder and healthy adults. Please email the study team for more information.

  • PROMEX study: We are looking for people who are currently taking an antidepressant but are still experiencing some symptoms to take part in a study of probiotics for depression. If you are interested, please email the study team on 

If, instead, you are interested in providing us with your details to be contacted about future studies, please email us to discuss this with a researcher in the Centre.
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