Learn more about the Department of Psychiatry's research studies. Below is a list of projects currently enrolling. We welcome opportunities for the development of research collaborations. Please feel free to contact our faculty regarding opportunities for collaboration or call our project managers at 336-716-9234 or 336-716-5113.
Treatment Resistant Depression - TRD Registry Study
This is the first registry specifically for people with TRD. It will collect important long-term information about TRD and quality of life that can help psychiatrists develop strategies tailored for treatment of TRD and prevention recurrence.
The TRD Registry is for patients who will be receiving Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy and patients receiving other antidepressant treatment without VNS Therapy.
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have chronic or recurrent depression that has been resistant to 4 or more adequate antidepressant treatments
Registry patients cannot have any psychotic disorder, now or in the past; have rapid-cycling bipolar disorder in the past; or be currently enrolled in a double-blind investigational study.
Because of space limitations, the Registry cannot include all patients who meet eligibility requirements. Patients not receiving VNS Therapy with participate in the Registry for 2 or 5 years, determined at random.
For more information on the Registry, contact Barbara Lasater at 336-716-9234 or at email@example.com.
For more information on VNS Therapy, call 1-877-NOW-4VNS (1-877-669-4867) or visit http://www.VNSTherapy.com
Adults 60 Years and Older
- Worry a lot?
- Feel anxious, nervous, or jittery?
- Have trouble sleeping because you can’t stop worrying?
If so, you may qualify for the Tranquil Moments research program to reduce anxiety. Participation in Tranquil Moments involves:
- Free treatment to help you reduce your anxiety
- Weekly visits to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
- Free parking
This is NOT a drug study and you will NOT have to change your medications.
For more information call Dr. Gretchen Brenes at 336-716-9896.
Tired of your current mattress?
Sleep and mattress research study at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Looking for married couples ages 21-55 who are currently sleeping on a queen-size mattress, and who are either unhappy with their present mattress, or their current mattress is more than 5 yrs old. The couple must agree to sleep on a test mattress during the study.
At no cost to you, the study will include
- Office visits
- Study questionnaires
- Home visits
- Possibly overnight stays in the sleep lab
Compensation will be provided. Contact Niki at 336-716-5113 for more information.
Preventing Relapse In Depressed Elderly (PRIDE Study)
We are currently recruiting for a geriatric depression study and are looking for people 60 and older that have been referred for an ECT evaluation. If you would like to learn more about this study, please contact Niki Boggs at 336-716-5113.
NeoSync Evaluation of alpha-Synchronized Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depressive Disorder (NEST-MDD)
We are current recruiting for a depression study and are looking for people ages 21-65 whose current bout of depression has lasted less than two years. Interested individuals must be available to come into our office for 30-45 minutes on most weekdays for a six-week period. If you would like to learn more about this study, please contact Suzan Farris at 336-716-9234.