University of Pittsburgh researchers are seeking young adults ages 18-25 to participate in a study focusing on brain functioning and emotion and comparing those experiencing distress to their peers who are not experiencing distress.  


The results of our research seek to guide personalized treatment and improve outcomes for young adults suffering from psychological distress.




If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 and are currently experiencing feelings of persistent sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest in most activities, or problems with sleep, appetite, energy, and concentration, you may be eligible to participate in the Diamond Study. We are also looking for young adults in the 18 to 25 year age range who have no history of depression, mania, anxiety disorder, eating disorder, alcohol or substance abuse, or other psychiatric disorders and are currently feeling happy or satisfied. Research participants are compensated for their participation in the study.



Would you like to play an important role in cutting-edge neuroscience research? Let’s unravel the mysteries of the brain together. You can help.

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