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The HEAT BED Research Study

RECRUITMENT IS NOW OPEN

What is the HEAT BED Research Study?

The HypErthermia as an Additional Treatment for the Biology and Experience of Depression (HEAT BED) Research Study aims to test the feasibility and acceptability of 8 sauna sessions and 8 cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions in patients with clinical depression as a potential treatment. This study is being run by Ashley Mason, PhD, and Rick Hecht, MD, of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health.

What does participation involve?

Participation involves 18 in-person visits to the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health at 1545 Divisadero Street over the course of 10 weeks to complete questionnaires, clinical assessments, 8 sauna sessions, and 8 cognitive behavioral therapy sessions. The visits will vary in length and participants will be compensated for their time and travel.

Who is qualified for the HEAT BED Research Study?

Participants must be aged 18 years and older with a current major depressive episode of at least 4 weeks duration.

 

Take our 15-minute survey to see if you’re eligible!

Questions?