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Brain-based Mechanisms of Emotion Regulation in Aging and Mood Disorders

Clinical Trial Details

The Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry is conducting a research study on how brain processes affect emotion regulation, social functioning, and well-being in adults ages 45-70 years old. This study is voluntary and will not influence your regular medical care.
   Eligible individuals who agree to participate will take part in:
   • An initial screening interview
   • Clinical interviews
   • Cognitive assessments
   • Self-report questionnaires
   • One MRI scan
Participants will not be charged for any services. Participants will be compensated up to $300 by the end of the study. All information is confidential. To learn more, please call the study contact.

Key Eligibility: 

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age 45-70 years
  • Diagnosis of either bipolar disorder, or recurrent Major Depressive Disorder

   Exclusion Criteria

  • Presence or history of mood/psychiatric disorder other than Bipolar disorder, and/or recurrent Major Depressive Disorder
  • Any active, unstable medical problem that may interfere with cognition
  • Psychiatric hospitalizations in prior month
  • Substance abuse/dependence within 3 months
  • Inability to participate in an MRI
  • Inability to speak English

 Detailed eligibility will be reviewed when you contact the study team.

Study contact by location

Upper East Side - Manhattan


Ellie Briskin
646-289-5204 ext. 706

Primary Investigator(s)

Protocol ID(s)

Weill Cornell Medicine IRB #:



Open to Enrollment

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