DOWN SYNDROME STUDY
The Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health is conducting a study of brain development in youth with Down syndrome. The study aims to increase our understanding of the links between brain differences and the unique pattern of strengths and challenges in learning and memory associated with Down syndrome.
Male and female volunteers ages 3 - 30 with a confirmed chromosomal diagnosis of Down syndrome are needed to participate in this study.
Participation involves coming to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland on 2-3 occasions (totaling between 5 – 7 hours of participation) and completing:
- tests of learning and memory
- brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan (the MRI scan provides detailed images of the brain without the use of radiation)
- an optional blood test for genetic testing
- Compensation for participation will be provided. Parental consent is required for participation.
For more information about the NIH Down Syndrome Study, contact:
Nancy Raitano Lee, Ph.D.
NIMH Child Psychiatry Branch
Building 10, Room 4C110
Bethesda, MD 20892-1367
You can find additional information about this study on the following NIH websites:
NIH Clinical Trials Website http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00001246?term=89-m-0006&rank=1
NIMH Patient Information Website http://patientinfo.nimh.nih.gov
For more information about Down syndrome from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development go to: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/downsyndrome.cfm