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Study Volunteers

Healthy Volunteers

We are currently looking for healthy volunteers to help us with our study: AMBER-Dep: Autobiographical Memory and Depression. This study aims to investigate the effects of depression and its treatment on memory function. In this study, healthy volunteers will act as controls; a comparison group to the depressed participants. Comparing scores on assessments between these groups will allow for a better understanding of depression and its impact on memory. 

Who can Participate?

We are looking for volunteers who are:
•             Over 18 years of age (target age 30+)
•             Healthy
•             Have no history of psychiatric or neurological illness

What does being a participant involve?

All participants will be asked to complete a series of clinical assessments during three meetings with the research team, scheduled over the course of four months.

  • An initial meeting (Week 1)
  • 1 month follow up (Week 5)
  • 3 month follow up (Week 17)

All assessments will be conducted at St Patrick’s University Hospital and can be expected to last approximately one hour or less.

Further information

The participant information sheet may provide further details regarding the purpose, procedure as well as any potential risks and benefits of this study. All interested participants are invited to read this information sheet carefully. Any further queries regarding the study which are not addressed by the information provided may be directed to the research team using one of the contact details provided below.

Interested in taking part?

If you are interested in our research and would like to take part, or if you simply would like to know more about our work and this study, please do not hesitate to contact us, we would love to hear from you!

T:  +353 1 249 3385


Thank you for your interest in our research!

The AMBER-Dep Research Team