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A Research Study for Older Adults with Depression

Persistent Sadness…

Loss of Interest and Pleasure…

Low Energy or Sleeplessness…

                                    Are Just Some Signs of Depression

The Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry is conducting a research study of depression in adults 60 and older using an FDA-approved antidepressant medication.

Eligible individuals who agree to participate will:

  • receive free study medication and physician visits,
  • take part in clinical interviews,
  • receive two MRI scans,
  • and be compensated up to $340 for completing the entire three month study.

All information is confidential.

To learn more, please call

(800) NYP-1902 or 914-997-4331

The Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry
NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605

Protocol # 1205012392

ENGAGE and Problem Solving Therapy Research Study

Weill Cornell Medical College is conducting a research study comparing two talk therapies for depressed individuals 60 years and older. The study is voluntary and will not influence your regular medical care.

A free screening will determine if you meet research eligibility criteria. Eligible participants will receive:

  • 9 weekly sessions with a social worker who will either advise on ways to deal with your problems or offer ways to encourage you to engage in physical and social activities you find rewarding. These sessions will be free of charge.
  • A series of assessments by a study research assistant taking place over a period of 6 months. These assessments can be completed over the phone or in our NYC or White Plains offices. You will be compensated for each assessment.

If you are interested in this research study or have any questions, please call:

(914) 997-4331

Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry
21 Bloomingdale Road Unit 7 South
White Plains, NY 10605

Protocol # 1401014679A001


A Research Study for Depressed Stroke Survivors

Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital are conducting a research study of a home-based talk therapy for individuals 50 years of age and older, who have had a stroke and now are depressed. This study is voluntary and will not influence your regular medical care. A free screening will determine if you meet research criteria to enter the study.

Participants will receive:

  • 14 talk-therapy sessions (45 minutes each) over one year, with a therapist who will either advise you how to cope with your problems or offer education related to your problems. Therapy sessions are free of charge. 

  • 6 free research interviews (1-2 hours each) over one year, conducted by a research assistant. You will be compensated for each interview ($15 for the 1 hour interviews, and $30 for the 2 hour interviews). 

  • Therapy sessions and research interview assessments take place in your home – you are not required to travel in order to participate in this study.

If you are interested in this study, or have any questions, please contact:


Dr. Victoria Wilkins

Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry 


Phone: (914) 997-4331 or (914)-682-5411 Email: vmw2001@med.cornell.edu

           Protocol #0811010074/BRC 396 


 
The PATH Study for older adults with depression and memory problems

The Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry is currently conducting the PATH Study, a six month research study supported by the National Institute of Mental Health investigating different talking therapies for treating depression in older adults with memory or other thinking problems.

  • Are you 60 or older?
  • Do you feel fatigue, loss of energy, sad, discouraged, or have you lost interest in doing things?
  • Do you experience memory or other thinking difficulties?
  • Are you currently having difficulty doing activities that you were previously doing?

All study participants will receive talking therapy in their own homes.

  • A social worker will come to your home once a week for 12 weeks to help improve your functioning and your mood.
  • The social worker will help you and your caregiver (family member, companion, home health aide) address the challenges or difficulties you are currently facing.
  • Each session lasts about one hour.  No travel is required to participate.
  • Study participants will also be compensated for each research interview.

The study is currently recruiting in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Westchester County, and Southwestern Connecticut.

For more information about the PATH study, please call toll free:

Dr. Dimitris Kiosses  1-888-798-PATH (1-888-798-7284)

The Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry
425 East 61st Street
New York, NY  10021

&

NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY  10605

IRB Protocol #1003010941

 
Study for negative thoughts in middle-aged and older adults

The Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry is currently conducting a six month research study investigating different talking therapies for treating depression in older adults with negative thoughts about life, and difficulties in planning and organizing.

  • Are you 50 or older?
  • Do you feel fatigue, loss of energy, sad, discouraged, or have you lost interest in doing things?
  • Do you experience difficulties in planning, organizing?
  • Are you currently having difficulty doing activities that you were previously doing?

 All study participants will receive talking therapy in their own homes.

  • A social worker will come to your home once a week for 12 weeks to help improve your negative thoughts, functioning and mood.
  • The social worker will help you address the challenges or difficulties you are currently facing.
  • Each session lasts about one hour.  No travel is required to participate.
  • Study participants will also be compensated for each research interview.

 The study is currently recruiting in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Westchester County.

For more information about the PATH-SP study, please call toll free:

Dr. Dimitris Kiosses 1-888-798-PATH (1-888-798-7284)



425 East 61st Street
New York, NY  10021

&


NewYork-Presbyterian/Westhcester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY  10605 

IRB Protocol #1402014762

The PATH for Pain Study for older adults with chronic pain, memory problems, and negative emotions

The Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging is currently conducting the PATH for Pain Study, a six month research study supported by the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging, investigating if a specialized program involving talk therapy is effective in decreasing depression and improving pain and physical functioning in older adults who suffer with chronic pain.

  • Are you 65 or older?
  • Do you have chronic pain?
  • Do you feel fatigue, loss of energy, sad, discouraged, or have you lost interest in doing things?
  • Do you experience memory or other thinking difficulties?

Some study participants will receive talking therapy, which will take place at the Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging, an ambulatory care medical practice of Weill Cornell Medical College. 

  • You will meet with a social worker once a week for 8 weeks to discuss ways to improve your functioning and your mood.
  • The social worker will work with you and your caregiver (family member, companion, home health aide) to address the challenges or difficulties you are currently facing.
  • Each session lasts about one hour. 
  • You will meet with a researcher 3 times during the 8 weeks to complete questionnaires and paper and pencil tests evaluating your pain, mood, and memory.
  • Study participants will be compensated $20 for each of the 3 research interviews.

This study is currently recruiting; for more information about the PATH for Pain Study, please call:

Zachary Goodman, 212-746-1801

Research Assistant, Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging,

1484 1st Ave, NY, NY 10075

 

 

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