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University of Wisconsin–Madison

PTSD Study for Women

*We are NOT currently recruiting for participation in this study*

This study investigates the development and treatment of mental health following trauma, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research indicates that women are twice as likely to develop PTSD, experience a longer duration of posttraumatic symptoms, and display more sensitivity to stimuli that remind them of the trauma. NeuroTaP believes that studying the biological and behavioral mechanisms of mental health will improve prevention and treatment of disorders.

You may be eligible for participation if you are a female between the ages of 21 and 50 years old, have symptoms of PTSD, and are able to understand and speak English.

You may NOT participate if you have a history of: brain damage, seizures, ASD (Autism) or other developmental delay. Additionally, if you currently have a serious and unstable medical problem, braces, a permanent retainer, other metal in your body, or if you are pregnant you will NOT be eligible to participate.

You will not NOT be eligible to participate if you have a history of the following: brain damage, seizures, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism/Asperger’s), or developmental delay. Additionally, participants cannot currently have braces, permanent retainers, internal body metal, or be pregnant.

Participation in this study includes 3 visits to the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institutes and Clinic (WISPIC). These visits include a confidential interview with a trained interviewer, questionnaires about mood and behavior, and 2 MRI scans. Both MRI scans will be ~40-45 minutes and will take place on separate days. Depending on your experiences with trauma, we may ask you to return for 2 follow-up study visits.

Participants can earn between $195 and $275 for involvement in this study.