The Neuroimaging of Trauma (NeT) study uses neuroimaging to understand more about how exposure to traumatic experiences in early adulthood affects the brain. Participants will be asked to come to the San Francisco VA Medical Center for several research tests, including a psychological interview, blood tests, and an MRI of the brain on 4 separate days, over the course of two weeks to 1 month. They will be compensated up to $175 for completing all study procedures.
Who is eligible?
- Participants must be between 25 and 35 years old
- Have experienced one or more traumatic event(s)
- Currently experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder OR experience no PTSD symptoms
- You may qualify even if you have never been diagnosed with PTSD
- You have difficulty falling and staying asleep
- You have nightmares or unwanted memories of a traumatic experience
- Unexpected noises make you jump
- You avoid situations that remind you of a traumatic experience
- You are tense, on guard, irritable, or lose your cool over minor everyday things
- Your feelings and relationships have changed for the worse since your traumatic event
- Be otherwise mentally and physically healthy
- Meet other eligibility criteria
If you are interested in participating, you can fill out our Interest Form or contact us at (415)-988-3005.
For more information, visit https://stressandhealthresearch.ucsf.edu/net