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About the Study

Who runs this study?

The Section on the Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety is an Intramural Research Program within the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The team includes clinical researchers, medical investigators, psychologists, and research fellows.

What is this study about?

The purpose of this study is to learn about how stressors related to the COVID-19 virus impact mental health (via questionnaires) and attention (via tasks). In this study, we ask you to fill out questionnaires, and perform two tasks. One of the tasks involves monetary reward. We also plan to better understand how individuals adjust their own behaviors and their family life to best cope with uncertainty and restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We may contact you again later, depending on changes in the COVID pandemic situation.

What kind of commitment is involved?

This study involves one remote, online session that includes two computer tasks and online questionnaires. It will take about approximately two hours to complete all.

How can I ask questions or ask for help?

Email us at or (or click on Contact. We will respond within two business days.