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From body to mind, healthy males needed for PET scans (£350)

22 September 2018

We are interested in understanding how the “immune system”, that is, the system dedicated to fight infections in our body, may be involved in developing depression. To do this we would like to understand if when we have inflammation in the body, we have also inflammation in the brain.

We are looking for healthy volunteers to be able to come to see us either at the Institute of Psychiatry in King’s College London (Denmark Hill) and at Hammersmith Hospital on a total of 4 occasions.

Requirements

  •  Age range 25-45 years
  •  Male
  •  Consenting to participate
  •  No smoker
  •  No medical or psychiatric disorders
  •  No taking medications

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Advertisement for use for recruitment of volunteers for study ref: 16/LO/1520, approved by the London Queen Square Research Ethics Committee. This project contributes to the College's role in conducting research, and teaching research methods. You are under no obligation to reply to this email, however if you choose to, participation in this research is voluntary and you may withdraw at anytime.

About the researcher

I am a Psychiatrist and I am doing my PhD at the Stress Psychiatry and Immunology lab of King's College London. I am interested in studying the interplay between body and mind in the development of psychiatric disorders. In particular, my team is investigating the role of the immune system and inflammation in depression.

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