Psychiatry – Research and Clinical Trials

The Department of Psychiatry is committed to improving our understanding of disease, enhancing treatment options, and working to prevent mental illnesses.  You can help by participating.

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Current clinical trials

IRB Study 35933 

(4/14/2011)
NCT01348542    
Study of Trazodone and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Insomnia

Contact(s): Carrie Criley, BS (Research Coordinator), 717-531-4284, ccriley@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Gender: Male or Female
Age: 30 to 60 year(s) old
Phase:  N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: NCT01348542
Interventions: drug: trazodone; Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Conditions: Insomnia


IRB Study 41078

(4/27/16)    
The Multi-Media Social Skills Project for Adults: Validation of an Intervention for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Contact(s): SocialSkills@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 18 to 35 year(s) old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is accepting healthy volunteers. There is currently a waiting list for this study

System ID: IRB STUDY41078
Interventions: Behavioral: Social Skills Intervention
Conditions: Autism along with typically-developing volunteers in the same age range.


IRB Study 00000268

(3/4/14)
NCT02272010

Dietary Intervention for Bipolar Disorder 

Contact(s): bpresearch@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 18 to 100 year(s) old
Phase: Phase 1/Phase 2
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: NCT02272010
Interventions: Other: Experimental Diet; Other: Comparator Diet
Conditions: Bipolar Disorder


IRB Study 00001543

(8/14/17)
Social Skills Treatment for Girls with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A pilot study

Contact(s):  

Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 11 year(s) old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: IRB STUDY00001543 
Interventions: Behavioral: Social Skills Intervention and Parent Management Training
Conditions: ADHD


IRB Study 00001608

9/22/2017)
A Joint Intervention for Behavior and Sleep in School Aged Children (JIBS)

Contact(s):    

Gender: Male or Female
Age: 5 to 10 year(s) old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: IRB STUDY00001608
Interventions: sleep and behavioral problems
Conditions: Attention and/or behavioral difficulties and a hard time falling asleep


IRB Study 00001694

(8/8/2017)
A Novel Social Skills Intervention for Adolescent Girls with ADHD

Contact(s):

Gender: Female
Age: 12 to 16 year(s) old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is also NOT accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: IRB STUDY00006914
Interventions: Behavioral: Social Skills Intervention
Conditions: ADHD


IRB Study 00001746

(5/29/2104) 
NCT02382848
Effectiveness of Prazosin in Bulimic Patients Experiencing Nightmares Due to PTSD

Contact: Carrie Criley, BS (Research Coordinator), 717-531-4284, or ccriley@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 45 year(s) old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers 

System ID: NCT02382848
Interventions: Drug: Placebo; Drug: Prazosin
Keywords: Eating Disorders; Bulimia Nervosa; Nightmares; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Conditions: Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Bulimia Nervosa


IRB STUDY00001920

(1/12/2017)
Reward and Punishment Sensitivity and Treatment Response in Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Callous-Unemotional Traits

Contact(s):

Gender: Male or Female
Age: 7 to 12 year(s) old    
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: IRB STUDY00001920
Interventions: Behavioral: Parent Management Training
Conditions: Attention and behavioral problems at home or school


IRB Study 00003056

(12/20/2016)
NCT02638168
Effects of Evening Dose of Immediate Release CNS Stimulants on Sleep in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study 

Contact(s):  

Gender: Male or Female
Age: 6 to 12 year(s) old
Phase: Phase 4
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers.

System ID: NCT02638168
Interventions: Drug: Placebo; Drug:  Immediate Release Methylphenidate
Conditions: Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity and/or Child Behavioral Problems currently being treated with a stimulant medication and having a hard time falling asleep 


IRB Study 00003813

(1/5/2017)
Examining Mood and Social Functioning of Girls with ADHD

Contact(s):  

Gender: Female
Age: 12 to 16 year(s) old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: IRB STUDY00003813 
Interventions: Behavioral: Social Skills Intervention
Conditions: ADHD diagnosis OR possible symptoms without an official diagnosis


IRB Study 00004491 

(3/30/16)
Assessing Irritability in School Aged Children

Contact(s):

Survey Strictly for Physicians

Gender: N/A
Age: N/A
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: N/A

System ID: IRB STUDY00004491
Interventions:  Behavioral: Social Skills Intervention, Assessing Mental Health
Conditions: Not Applicable


IRB Study 00004826

(2/21/2017)
A Pilot Trial of Subtyping Pediatric Conduct Problems by the Presence of Severe Persistent Irritability and Callous Unemotional Traits 

Contact(s): 

Gender: Male or Female
Age: 7 to 12 year(s) old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is also accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: IRB STUDY00004286
Interventions: Anger; aggression; irritability; behavior problems; severe mood dysregulation
Conditions: Children with and without conduct problems, persistent irritability, mood disorder.


IRB Study 00005218    

Study of Inflammation in Mild-to-Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Contact(s): Carrie Criley, BS (Research Coordinator) – ccriley@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 18 to 100 years old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: STUDY00005218
Interventions: N/A
Conditions: Obstructive Sleep Apnea


IRB Study 00006327

(01/22/18)
Inflammation and Neural Processing of Reward in Adolescent Depression

Contact(s): acarroll@pennstatehealth.psu.edu, or 717-531-0003, ext. 285965
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 12 to 17 years old
Phase: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: This study IS accepting healthy volunteers

System ID: IRB Study00006327
Interventions: N/A
Conditions: With or without symptoms of depression

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