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 research studies/paid research studies in Cincinnati, please click below:

Weight loss in stable bipolar disorder

Depression study using non-invasive spinal stimulation

MYDAYIS®  for Bipolar Depression

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder medication study

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


For more information about the Research Institute, contact (513) 536-0707 or email Brian Martens at Brian.Martens@lindnercenter.org.

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

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.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Study

IRB Committee
This study has been reviewed and approved by Advarra Institutional Review Board.

What
The Lindner Center of HOPE is currently enrolling subjects for a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research study.

Who
Adults 18 to 65 years old, who have been diagnosed with PTSD and are currently experiencing symptoms.

Reimbursements
Participants may be reimbursed for study-related travel expenses.

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

Thank you for your interest in the study. After you complete this confidential form someone will contact you via phone or email to let you know if you are a potential candidate for the study.

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