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Low Motivation and Pleasure

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Researchers at UNC and Duke are evaluating a new talk therapy. They are looking for adults who are not currently taking any psychiatric medications and/or not currently in psychotherapy and are experiencing symptoms of low motivation and pleasure to participate in this study. Eligible participants will receive up to 15 therapy sessions from a Duke clinician at no cost in addition to other compensation.


Behavior, Mental Health





18 - 50 years


Study Population

Adults- Therapy for Low Motivation & Pleasure


Gabriel Dichter
Associate Professor
Psychiatry - General

For questions, contact:

Jessica Kinard
(919) 533-9305
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Recruitment Period End

January 31, 2022


Primary Location
Biomedical Research Imaging Center
Marsico Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Secondary Location
Clinical & Translational Research Center
Burnett-Womack Building, 160 Dental Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Study Qualifications

Gender Any

Age Range 18 - 50 years

Participant qualification(s) Feelings of low motivation or low pleasure, Mood or anxiety disorder

Not eligible if: Bipolar disorder

Number of Visits

    » 19 In person visit(s)

    1 Screening, 14 Clinic, 4 MRI scans

    » 1 Remote visit(s)

    1 Phone

Participation Period

15 weeks



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