CAMH – Participants needed for study investigating major depression

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is looking for participants for a study investigating major depression.

Our research group is using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanning to investigate an enzyme in the brain, fatty acid amide hydrolase, in individuals with major depression and healthy controls. We are looking for participants with current major depressive episode to take part in the study.

The study involves 4 visits to CAMH:
1. Screening interview (we will go over your medical, psychiatric and drug history; complete questionnaires and some learning/memory games)
2. MRI scan
3. PET scan
4. Reimbursement and discharge

To be eligible, you must meet all the following criteria:
Ø Age 18-65
Ø Meet the criteria for a current major depressive episode
Ø Not currently taking medications (including antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds)
Ø Not using street drugs (including cannabis)
Ø Not a smoker

You will receive compensation for your time, plus travel expenses.

If you or your friends are interested in participating, or for more information about the study, please email me at!