Research Study

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are partnering with women diagnosed with PTSD to evaluate how a medication affects their fear towards the traumatic memory. Join our compensated study today.

Fast Facts

Assigned Female Sex at Birth

21-50 Years Old

Currently Diagnosed with PTSD

Compensation up to $255 Provided

Austin Metropolitan Area

Study Background

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are conducting a research study for women with PTSD. This research study aims to learn if the FDA-approved medication, L-DOPA, can reduce fear towards traumatic memory in women with PTSD.

Learnings from this study will provide information about whether the medication might be helpful for women with PTSD, a history of interpersonal violence, physical assault, or sexual assault. 

Program participants will complete a virtual clinical interview, questionnaires about mental health and behavior, and two MRI brain scans. Participants will be given either the L-DOPA medication, or a placebo pill. 

Further research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this clinical research study is to examine the effects of a single dose of medication, L-DOPA, in women who have experienced a traumatic event or have been diagnosed with PTSD. 

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • Assigned female sex at birth
  • Between the ages of 21-50 years old
  • Have experienced interpersonal violence or a traumatic event
  • May experience symptoms of PTSD or anxiety disorders
  • Are free of any metals in the body that would interfere with an MRI
  • Are able to understand and speak English

Once enrolled, this three-visit study involves:

  • Completing a clinical interview to establish a PTSD diagnosis and other clinical symptoms
  • Creating a script of the trauma memory and a neutral memory
  • Ingesting either L-DOPA or a placebo pill following the first MRI
  • Providing blood and saliva samples at the second MRI visit

Compensation is provided up to $255 for your time.

There is no cost for you to participate.