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Feeling down?

Are you a woman between ages 30-60 and in good health?

Help us study healthy ways to cope.


Join a UCSF study that will help us to better understand stress and how daily habits such as breathing techniques change how your body responds to stress and improve your mood and physical health.


Why Join?

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Learn a new breathing technique you will practice over 3 weeks at home, and see how it affects your mood, health, and stress.

Contributing to science helps us move toward a healthier future for yourself and others like you!

You will also receive up to:

$470 for doing all parts of the study

What will I do?

You will meet with the study team 2 times at UCSF – once at the start and again at the end.


Each time you will be asked to:

  • Take part in social and thinking tasks.

  • Wear sensors to measure how your body responds to the tasks.

  • Give saliva and blood samples.

In between meetings with the study team, you can do these tasks from home:

  • Complete surveys online.

  • Track your mood and sleep in daily diaries.

  • Practice your assigned breathing technique for 15-20 minutes each morning for 3 weeks.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

What will I Do

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UCSF Laurel Heights Campus

3333 California Street, Suite 465,

San Francisco, CA 94118

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