Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry

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Depression

Are you depressed and experiencing problems with your memory?

Description:

Specialized form of talking therapy which may be effective in reducing depression and disability in older patients with memory problems.

Age:
65 years and older
Criteria:
Diagnosis of major depression, mild cognitive impairment, and disability
Duration:
6 months
Compensation:
Up to $200
Location:
Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry (Manhattan or Westchester Division in White Plains, New York)
Contact:
914-997-4331 (Depression Screening Hotline)

Have you lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy?

Description:

Involves psychotherapy and 2 MRI scans

Age:
60 years and older
Criteria:
Diagnosis of major or minor depression
Duration:
9 weeks
Compensation:
Up to $225
Location:
Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry (Manhattan or Westchester Division in White Plains, New York)
Contact:
914-997-4331 (Depression Screening Hotline)

Have you recently had a stroke and are feeling depressed?

Description:

Involves in-home psychotherapy

Age:
50 years and older
Criteria:
Unipolar MDD and Stroke and receiving inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation within 3 months after stroke
Duration:
14 sessions over 1 year
Compensation:
Up to $165
Location:
Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry (Manhattan or Westchester Division in White Plains, New York)
Contact:
914-997-4331 (Depression Screening Hotline)

Are you experiencing sadness, loss of interest, energy, or sleep?

Description:

Involves an FDA-approved antidepressant medication and 2 MRI scans

Age:
60-85 years
Criteria:
Diagnosis of major depression, right-handed, absence of neurological disorders or other psychiatric diagnoses
Duration:
Weekly and biweekly visits with a psychiatrist for 14 weeks
Compensation:
Up to $440, free medication, plus transportation costs
Location:
Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry (Manhattan or Westchester Division in White Plains, New York)
Contact:
914-997-4331 (Depression Screening Hotline)

Are you an older adult who has tried antidepressants but still experiences troublesome symptoms?

Description:

30 hours of individually-graded exercises on a computerized cognitive remediation program

Age:
60-90 years
Criteria:
Major depressive disorder, failure to achieve substantial improvement of depressive symptoms after at least 8 weeks of treatment with a therapeutic dose of an antidepressant
Duration:
3-5 weekly visits for 4-6 weeks
Compensation:
Up to $200 plus transportation costs
Location:
Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry (Manhattan or Westchester Division in White Plains, New York)
Contact:
914-997-4331 (Depression Screening Hotline)

Do you suffer from depression?

Description:

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the Weill Cornell Medical College. The purpose of this study is to better understand the relationship between depression and chemicals affecting energy and metabolism. Study participation includes an interview and a blood draw.

Age:
18-99 years
Criteria:
Individuals with Major Depression
Duration:
About 2 hours
Compensation:
Up to $50
Location:
Manhattan
Contact:
Ashly Cochran 212-746-5705

Seeking non-depressed individuals who are medically healthy

Description:

Interested participants will first complete an eligibility screening interview and brief physical examination. Those eligible to participate will then to NYP/Weill Cornell for a blood draw, and for mood and cognition ratings. Participants will also collect saliva samples at with a kit that will be provided.

Age:
18-70 years
Criteria:
Non-depressed individuals who are medically healthy
Duration:
7 days of participation over a 1 year period
Compensation:
Up to $300
Location:
Manhattan or Westchester
Contact:
Ashly Cochran 212-746-5705

Are you depressed, experiencing problems with your memory, and have chronic pain?

Description:

Specialized form of talking therapy which may be effective in reducing depression and improving pain and physical functioning in older adults who suffer with chronic pain.

Age:
65 years or older
Criteria:
Diagnosis of major depression and chronic pain
Duration:
6 months
Compensation:
Up to $200
Location:
Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging in Manhattan
Contact:
Zachery Goodman, 212-746-1801; zsg2001@med.cornell.edu

Are you depressed, feeling hopeless, or having thoughts that life in not worth living, and have difficulties planning and organizing?

Description:

Specialized form of talking therapy which may be effective in reducing depression, hopelessness, and thoughts that life is not worth living.

Age:
65 years or older
Criteria:
Diagnosis of major depression and negative thoughts about living
Duration:
6 months
Compensation:
Up to $200
Location:
Manhattan or Westchester
Contact:
Laurie Evans 914-682-9100 ext 2570; lad9011@med.cornell.edu

Do you suffer from depression?

Description:

Interested participants will first complete an eligibility screening interview and brief physical examination. Those eligible to participate will then come to NYP/Weill Cornell for a blood draw, and for mood and cognition ratings. Participants will also collect saliva samples at home with a kit that will be provided.

Age:
21-70 years
Criteria:
Individuals with Major Depression
Duration:
7 days of participation over a 1 year period
Compensation:
Up to $300
Location:
Manhattan or Westchester
Contact:
Ashly Cochran at 212-746-5705

Treatment for Severe Depression with Irrational Worries

Description:

Initial open treatment with FDA-approved medications followed by a discontinuation treatment trial for participants who achieve remission. This study uses Zoloft and Zyprexa to treat severe depression that is associated with irrational worries. Once symptoms have been in remission for eight weeks, participants either continue treatment with both medications or discontinue the Zyprexa and receive Zoloft plus placebo (to assure that participants do not know which treatment they are receiving).

Age:
18-85
Criteria:
Experiencing severe depression that is associated with irrational worries.
Duration:
One year. Visits range from weekly to monthly depending upon the study phase and clinical need.
Compensation:
$30 per clinic visit. Transportation arranged or reimbursed.
Location:
Manhattan or Westchester Division in White Plains, New York
Contact:
914-997-4331 (Depression Screening Hotline)

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