Welcome


The UCLA Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ADRC) is located in the Department of Psychology at UCLA in Franz Hall. The ADRC is directed by Professor Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D. The purpose of The ADRC is to further our understanding of the factors that place individuals at risk for developing anxiety and depression and to develop more effective treatments that have long lasting effects and are cost effective.

All aspects of assessment, diagnosis and treatment are conducted within the context of research, and in accord with the ethical guidelines established by the UCLA Office for Protection of Research Subjects. Research studies at the ADRC are funded by multiple sources including the UCLA Academic Senate's Faculty Research Grant funds, the National Institutes of Mental Health, and the Department of Defense. ADRC funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) has been continuous since 1993.

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Do you have Public Speaking Anxiety?

We are currently enrolling participants in a study investigating public speaking anxiety. Please click here for more information.

UCLA Study of Positive and Negative Emotions

We are currently recruiting participants for a study to better understand the experience of positive and negative emotions. Please click here for more information.

Brain, Motivation and Personality Development Study (BrainMAPD)

We are conducting a research study of psychological and neurological changes associated with becoming an adult. You may be eligible to participate if you are 18-19 years old and will be living in the Los Angeles area for the next three years. Please click here for more information.

FREE Anxiety Treatment at UCLA

We are conducting a study examining the effectiveness of two different types of evidence-based therapies for individuals who fear social situations OR experience sudden panic or unexplained fear. Please click here for more information.

UCLA Sleep Deprivation Treatment Study for Depression

If you are experiencing moderate-to-severe depression for at least six months, and are between 20-64 years old, you may be eligible to participate in a total sleep deprivation study at UCLA. Please click here for more information.

UCLA Ketamine Treatment Study for Depression

If you are experiencing moderate-to-severe depression for at least six months, meet criteria for treatment resistance, and are between 20-64 years old, you may be eligible to participate in a ketamine treatment study at UCLA. Please click here for more information.

Free Depression Treatment using Virtual Reality at UCLA

If you are experiencing moderate-to-severe depression symptoms that have caused impairment in your life, are between 25-40 years old, and are able to receive multiple MRI scans, you may be eligible to participate in a study that is testing a novel Virtual Reality-Reward Training program for depression. Please click here to read more about the study and complete online screening to determine eligibility.