A friend of mine at OHSU is having a hard time finding subjects for a research study of melatonin rhythms in persons with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Because it is looking for non-drug treatments for ADHD, I thought there might be some interest here.
Here's the particulars:
Research Study Opportunity
Topic: Research Study of Melatonin Rhythms in Persons with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
George Keepers, M.D., Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), is seeking healthy 18-year-olds who do not have ADHD. The purpose of this research study is to compare sleep patterns in those with and without ADHD. In order to do this, we are studying a hormone made in the brain at night called melatonin.
The one-year study involves 16 overnight admissions (4 visits at each season) for intermittent blood sampling at the OHSU General Clinical Research Center (GCRC). All tests are performed at no charge to the participants.
Participants will be compensated up to $1635.00 for one year of participation—$70.00 for each overnight admission to the OHSU GCRC; $1.00 per day for completing a sleep diary and wearing a small wristwatch-like device called an actiwatch; and $150.00 for completing the study. For further details and information, please call Neelam Mishra at 503-494-7961.
OHSU eIRB# 347
protocol approved: September 22, 2005