Current Research Studies

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.


If you would like to fill out a short pre-screen questionnaire for one of our studies, please click below:

Weight loss in stable bipolar disorder

Depression study using non-invasive spinal stimulation

Post-traumatic stress disorder using transcranial magnetic stimulation

Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder And Overweight?

What
The purpose of this placebo controlled research study is to gather information about the effects of investigational medication on weight loss in individuals with stable Bipolar Disorder.

Who
18-65 years old men and women diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder who are obese or overweight and interested in weight loss. Must be on a stable regimen of medication for Bipolar Disorder for at least 3 months.

Pay
Study-related evaluations, tests and medication without charge. Eligible participants will be compensated $50 per visit for their time and travel.

Details
If you would like to fill out a short pre-screen questionnaire for our weight loss in stable bipolar disorder study, please click here.


For more information about the Research Institute, contact (513) 536-0710 or email Anna Guerdjikova at anna.guerdjikova@lindnercenter.org.

Do you suffer from Tardive Dyskinesia?

What
The primary purpose of this clinical research study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and persistence of effect of valbenazine after stopping treatment.  If you qualify, you will receive the investigational medication, study-related medical exams, and study-related laboratory services at no cost.  The study lasts approximately 16 weeks.

Who
We invite adults 18 to 85 years old who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or mood disorder, and have medication-induced tardive dyskinesia.

Pay
Eligible participants will be compensated $75 per completed visit (up to $525) for their time and travel.

Details
For more information, contact Brian or George at (513) 536-0707.  To learn more and to see if you (or someone you know) may qualify visit kinected2.com

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) 536-0710 or email anna.guerdjikova@lindnercenter.org.

 

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


Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder And Overweight?

What
The purpose of this placebo controlled research study is to gather information about the effects of investigational medication on weight loss in individuals with stable Bipolar Disorder.

Who
18-65 years old men and women diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder who are obese or overweight and interested in weight loss. Must be on a stable regimen of medication for Bipolar Disorder for at least 3 months.

Pay
Study-related evaluations, tests and medication without charge. Eligible participants will be compensated $50 per visit for their time and travel.

Details
If you would like to fill out a short pre-screen questionnaire for our weight loss in stable bipolar disorder study, please click here.

Non-invasive Spinal Stimulation for the Treatment of Major Depression

What
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the use of a small electrical current applied through the skin is useful and safe in the treatment of adults diagnosed with major depression. Participation will last approximately 8 weeks and involve visits to the research center three times per week.

Who
Adults ages 18–55 who are currently moderately depressed for at least 1 month. Not currently on medication treatment for depression.

Pay
Eligible participants will be compensated up to $250 for their time and travel.

Details
For more information, contact Brian or George at 513-536-0707.

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

Do you suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

What
The purpose of this study is to to see if deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) is effective in treating subjects suffering from PTSD. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is a brain stimulation technique. It involves generating a brief magnetic field in a coil that is placed on the scalp.
DTMS is investigational, which means that this therapy is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Participants will receive real or sham (inactive) DTMS 3 times a week for 4 consecutive weeks. There are also 2 follow-up visits.

Who
Adults age 22-68 who have at least moderate PTSD.

Pay
Eligible participants will be compensated $20 per completed visit (up to $320) for their time and travel.

Details
For more information, contact Brian or George at (513) 536-0707 or click here to complete an online pre-screen questionnaire. Located at the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio.

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