Dear Wild Minds member,

An important study of ours on MD is progressing nicely but we need a few more participants.  We aim to refine the MD diagnosis process. This  goal is important to you and all other group members because without proper reliable diagnosis we cannot hope to get MD recognised by the medical and psychological establishment. 

We need your help!

If you agree to take part, you will be asked to complete an online MD scale (about 15 minutes) and will also be interviewed twice, by separate interviewers (15 minutes each interview). We also need to show that our diagnostic tools differentiate well between people with and without MD. To achieve that, it would be very helpful if you could help us recruit a person of your gender and who is roughly your age

We are now in a very important phase in MD research because we plan to aims demonstrate the validity and reliability of the MD phenomenon and its measures. 

We hope you would consider participating in this advanced MD study by writing back to me today.

Write to me at somer @ (delete spaces)

Here is a linked to my videotaped message to you:

With kind regards,

Prof. Eli Somer, Ph.D.

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Thanks for your interest and support :-)

Professor Somer,

I'd like to take part in this research, and I have a counterpart who is the same age and gender as me. We also live relatively close by. She already knows about MD, but she never considered it as something what applies to her. I get your e-mail a day ago, I hope we're still in time to join in the research! 

I'll also write you an e-mail to the given adress!

Best Regards,


  • I just got an email from a person named Sophia and answered. I hope it is you. Thanks a lot! Eli Somer

I'm too new here haha. But thanks.

I'd still like to help.

Francisco said:

you really shouldn't publish your personal email address here (or anywhere else) like that. You could get spammed. Just a suggestion.

Laura said:

Hi! I would love to participate in this study and I asked my roommate (same age and gender) if she would also particpate and she agreed. I'm new to this site so I don't know the best way to contact you but my email is lauraehrhardt97 @


DaydreamBeliever said:

I would love to participate, but "if you could help us recruit a person of your gender and who is roughly your age." is a little bit of a problem for me.  My social circle is somewhat lacking, as in ZERO.

I wish I could participate in this study but I don't know anyone my age who could join :// and I guess thats a problem, let me know if you could still use me though! Because I'd really love to participate.

That is OK. Send me your email address, age and location and I will invite you to take part in future studies.

somer @ (delete spaces)

I want to participate but can i do it alone?

Please contact me backchannel somer @ (delete spaces)

Hey Dr. Somer just came here looking for your contact after seeing your email message--it doesn't appear that it's readily available in the message itself which could be an obstacle in recruiting people. Contacting u via email.

Andasho, my email address does appear in my message in the 3rd line above my signature. Eli Somer 


I'm interested, but was wondering, is it okay if the person of roughly my same age, location, and gender is my sister? I didn't know if I would be allowed to recruit someone related to me, or if that would be a problem for the study.



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