Current Clinical Trials

Research studies at the Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE are currently being conducted for Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression and Eating Disorders.

The Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE conducts research regarding the biological causes and treatments for mood and eating disorders. Currently Dr. Susan McElroy is recruiting people for studies on bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), major depression, eating disorders (binge eating disorder), and smoking cessation.


For more information about the Research Institute, contact (513) 536-0716 or click here.

Currently Dr. Susan McElroy is recruiting people for studies on bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), major depression, eating disorders (binge eating disorder), and smoking cessation. 


If you would like to fill out a short pre-screen questionnaire for our depression study, please click here.

Bipolar Biobank for Genetic Research

Do you have Bipolar Disorder and want to help further research?
Become part of the bipolar Biobank.

What: 
In partnership with the Mayo Clinic, researchers at the Lindner Center of HOPE are developing a research resource for bipolar disorder called a Biobank.  Participants in this Biopolar Biobank provide samples of blood, complete and interview and questionnaires, and allow access to medical records.  The Bipolar Biobank will make it much easier to conduct research studies about bipolar disorder because researchers will have access to blood samples, along with patient data from thousands of people, all in one place.

Who:
Adults 18-80 years old who have been diagnosed with bipolar type 1 or 2 disorder, or schizoaffective disorder (bipolar type) may be eligible to participate.

Pay:
Participants will be reimbursed $50 for their time spent completing the entire study.

There is a one-time interview and blood donation required. Read more about it, click here.

For more information, please call (513) 536-0707.


Do you have bipolar disorder and are you currently feeling depressed

What: 
This research study will compare and evaluate the response and side effects of two investigational medications for people with bipolar I or II, or people with schizoaffective
bipolar depression. The study will last 16 weeks and participants will be reimbursed for time and travel.

Who:
Adults ages 18 to 65 who have been diagnosed with bipolar type I or II disorder, or schizoaffective bipolar depression may be eligible to participate.

Pay:
Participants get paid $50 at the first visit of the study and $50 at the end of the study (at week 16).  A total of $100.

Read more about it, click here.

For more information, please call (513) 536-0707.


Are you currently suffering from depression?

What: 
The Lindner Center of HOPE is conducting a research study that will evaluate people in a current depressive episode. Participants will be treated under the direction of their doctor and provide 3 blood samples during the study. The purpose of the study is to examine if unipolar depression, bipolar I or bipolar II depression can be determined from a blood sample. The study will last 9 weeks (6 visits during that time). Participants will receive treatment from their regular doctor and not from the study.

Who:
Adults 18 to 70 who have been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar type I or II disorder and currently depressed may be eligible to participate.

Pay:
Participants will be reimbursed for time and travel to the Lindner Center of Hope (Mason, OH). You will be compensated $50 for the screening visit, $100 for completing the initial baseline visit and $50 for each subsequent study visit, for a maximum total of $350 if you complete all of the study visits.

Read more about it, click here.

For more information, please call (513) 536-0707.


For more information about the Research Institute, contact (513) 536-0716 or email Brian Martens at brian.martens@lindnercenter.org.

Do you want to quit smoking?

Lindner Center of HOPE is conducting a clinical trial of a non‐invasive, investigational medical device, Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, that may help people to quit smoking.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be between the ages of 22– 70 years old
  • Have smoked at least 10 cigarettes a day for over a year
  • Want to quit smoking

All qualified participants will receive study related exams, lab work and treatments at no cost.
Enrolled participants will receive compensation for time and travel.

For more information, please call Anna at (513) 536-0721.

Binge Eating Disorder Study

You may qualify for a current binge eating disorder studies if any or all of the following applies to you.

  • Eating large amounts of food in a relatively short time
  • Continuing to eat even when you do not feel physically hungry
  • Feeling a lack of control over your eating
  • Feeling upset, guilty, or depressed after overeating

Seeking men and women 18+ years of age.
Must meet criteria for binge eating disorder.
We currently have several outpatient studies.

For more information, contact Anna at (513) 536-0721

Email Anna for more information at anna.guerdjikova@lindnercenter.org

More information on all types of eating disorders, click here.


For more information about the Research Institute, contact (513) 536-0716 or click here.

Are you currently suffering from depression?

What: 
The Lindner Center of HOPE is conducting a research study that will evaluate people in a current depressive episode. Participants will be treated under the direction of their doctor and provide 3 blood samples during the study. The purpose of the study is to examine if unipolar depression, bipolar I or bipolar II depression can be determined from a blood sample. The study will last 9 weeks (6 visits during that time). Participants will receive treatment from their regular doctor and not from the study.

Who:
Adults 18 to 70 who have been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar type I or II disorder and currently depressed may be eligible to participate.

Pay:
Participants will be reimbursed for time and travel to the Lindner Center of Hope (Mason, OH). You will be compensated $50 for the screening visit, $100 for completing the initial baseline visit and $50 for each subsequent study visit, for a maximum total of $350 if you complete all of the study visits.

Read more about it, click here.

For more information, please call (513) 536-0707.


If interested in participating in the trial, contact 513-536-0710.