This study explores how people with depression differ in their responses to reward and punishment compared to those without depression. This study is completed at one visit, and participants will do two computer tasks and complete questionnaires.

This research study examines how people with depression respond to rewards and punishments compared to those who are not depressed. The study will consist of one visit (which can take place during one of your regular visits to the DCRP if you are enrolled in another study). You will take part in two computer games and fill out several questionnaires. In total, it will take you about 90 minutes to complete this study.

You may be eligible for this study if you are depressed, right-handed, between the ages of 18 and 64, and not currently taking any antidepressant medications.

You will not receive any medications or talk therapy as part of this research.

For taking part in this study, we will pay you compensated $20 plus your earnings on the two computer games.

For more information, please contact Sam Lipkin at 617-726-0517 or via e-mail at

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