We are recruiting individuals facing any stress symptoms, like sleep problems, aches and pains, anxiety, depression, difficulties with memory and attention, and food cravings to understand how stress promotes these symptoms and the best ways to reverse the pattern and improve health and function.

We are currently recruiting healthy individuals, social drinkers, and individuals seeking treatment for excessive alcohol use. Studies range from assessment appointments, where you would complete several paper and pencil questionnaires, interviews, to brain scans and laboratory studies.

Novel approaches to reduce stress and improve function and health are being developed and tested. We are recruiting individuals interested in reducing the effects of stress on unhealthy lifestyle choices and behaviors.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Studies

Are you looking for help to cut back or stop using alcohol and other drug use?

The Yale Stress Center offers free inpatient or outpatient treatment with study participation. Eligible research participants are those between the ages of 18-50. You can be paid up to $560 for your participation.

At The Yale Stress Center we are developing new prevention and treatment strategies to decrease the harmful impact of alcohol and drugs on health, and increase the ability to regulate stress and have better self-control over addictive behavior.

There is now evidence to show that stress encourages addictive behaviors, bad habits and other poor lifestyle choices by disrupting brain function related to self-control, decision making, and normal healthy desire.

Stress increases the risk of these choices becoming bad habits, which in turn increases the risk of chronic disease. Breaking the link between stress and bad habits will decrease the risk of developing chronic diseases.

Stress Research Clinic

The Stress Research Clinic conducts research in development of stress biomarkers that predict risk of stress-related chronic diseases including mental disorders such as depressive, anxiety and addictive disorders and physical health disorders including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, liver and renal disease and immune disorders and some cancers.

A second goal of the Stress Research Clinic is to develop, test and validate novel pharmacological and behavioral intervention strategies to reduce and reverse the toxic effects of trauma and stress in humans and to support and enhance resilience and adaptive coping to prevent stress-related diseases and promote recovery from these chronic illnesses.

Please call 1-888-Y-STRESS or visit our Research participation section.

Research Contact

Contact us to learn more @ 1-888-Y-STRESS (1-888-978-7377)

Research Funding

Women's Health Research at Yale
Women’s Health Research at Yale funds promising new approaches to understanding sex and gender differences. They bring together Yale faculty from different fields to answer real-world health questions and train the next generation of researchers and clinicians committed to advancing women’s health. They share their findings with the public and policymakers, so that everybody can make more informed health decisions. To learn more about Women's Health Research at Yale, their mission, funding opportunities, community partners and affiliates, please visit their website for more information.