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Call for Participants
A number of investigators are conducting studies that are aimed at exploring mental illness risk factors as well as assisting Veterans in identifying, planning for, and achieving their personal recovery goals. Both approaches have many implications for mental health recovery. These studies are recruiting participants who receive mental health services within the VA Maryland Healthcare System. Below are descriptions of them, with phone numbers to call if you or someone you know receives mental health services within the VA Maryland Healthcare System and would like to learn more.
Study: Toxoplasma gondii, the Kynurenine pathway, and Suicidal Behavior in Veterans
We are looking to recruit Veterans for a research study examining the link between suicide risk factors and brain molecules.
We are looking for veterans who are:
- between the ages of 18 and 65,
- have no current substance abuse or dependence, and
- are able to complete one blood draw and approximately 6 hours of questionnaires/interviews with study staff.
Participants who complete all study procedures will be paid for their time. All study procedures are completely voluntary. Research is conducted under Dr. Teodor Postolache. If you or someone you know would like more information about this study, please contact Amanda Federline at 410-637-1433