Depression Study

Available for qualified participants

Depression Study

Available for qualified participants

The Atlanta Center for Medical Research is currently seeking adult volunteers to participate in a clinical study on depression.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder which affects how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working. Untreated depression symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years and can lead to significant impairment, other health-related issues, and in some cases, suicide.

If you have been experiencing the following symptoms nearly every day for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

If you’ve been treated for depression but your symptoms haven’t improved, you may have Treatment Resistant Depression. With Treatment Resistant Depression, standard treatments often aren’t enough. They may not help much at all, or your symptoms may improve, only to keep coming back.

Depression can in fact be treated, usually with medications and/or psychotherapy. However, researchers are looking for ways to better understand, diagnose and treat depression. They are also studying strategies to personalize care for depression, such as identifying characteristics that predict which treatments will be most effective.

 
We have helped tens of thousands of patients in similar studies.
Space in this study is limited. To be considered, please fill out the form or call 404-881-5800.

STUDY DETAILS

No cost studies are currently available for qualified participants.

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No health insurance required

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Compensation for time and travel TBD

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Male / Female

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As a former hospital, CenExel ACMR is the largest independent medical research facility ever constructed. Every aspect of the infrastructure was designed for healthcare best practices, making it a perfect setting for conducting clinical trials. 

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Your safety is our greatest concern. Every study at CenExel ACMR is overseen by expert medical staff and performed by some of the most well-respected board-certified physicians in the industry, each with many years of experience in their respective specialties.

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Rest assured, you are not signing up for treatment with “experimental” methods. CenExel ACMR only uses FDA-approved methods as if you were at any other hospital or clinic. Our research is focused on the medication associated with those methods.

Frequently asked questions

What is a CenExel Center of Excellence?

CenExel Centers of Excellence provide unparalleled medical and scientific support in the design and execution of clinical trials. Their attention to detail assures quality, reliable results and has helped CenExel to consistently achieve and exceed patient recruitment goals. They have conducted thousands of studies, the variety and complexity of which have resulted in a great depth of experience and insight for the principal investigators and research staff in each facility. CenExel Centers of Excellence deliver the engagement, expertise, and results to ensure that clients achieve their clinical research goals.

How do clinical trials work?

The study procedures and process will vary depending on the type of clinical trial you participate in. Before you begin a study, the process and all procedures for that study will be explained to you. Throughout the study, the Study Coordinator and the Principal Investigator will assist you and can answer any questions you have. They will check your health at the beginning of the trial, give you specific instructions for participating in the trial, monitor you carefully during the trial, and stay in touch with you after the study.

Some clinical trials involve more tests and doctor visits than you would normally have for your illness or condition. Your participation will be most successful if you carefully follow all instructions you are given and stay in contact with the research staff.

How safe are clinical studies?

There are many safeguards in place that all companies must follow when conducting clinical trials.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulatory agency that oversees all clinical research conducted in the United States. It is their responsible to protect the rights and as much as possible, the welfare of subjects participating in clinical trials. They ensure that data collected from clinical trials is of the highest quality and they are the agency that determines whether a new treatment should be sold in the US. Several organizations and individuals are governed by FDA regulations including clinical investigators, sponsors (the companies developing the treatments), Contract Research Organizations (companies that help conduct the studies), and Institutional Review Boards (groups that are responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of study participants).

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines are another safeguard implemented to protect the safety of subjects. These guidelines encompass federal regulations and industry-accepted standards that govern clinical trials on humans. These regulations and standards apply to the conduct of the studies, record keeping, informed consent of subjects, collection of scientific data, and submission of information needed for the FDA to determine whether a new treatment should or should not be sold in the US. All companies must follow these guidelines when conducting clinical research.

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that is formally tasked by an institution to review, approve, and monitor research involving human subjects. IRBs ensure that the risks to subjects are minimized; that subjects are adequately informed about the trial and the implications it will have on their treatment; that study protocols are modified, when necessary, to ensure safety; that risks are reasonable in relation to the anticipated benefits and the importance of the knowledge to be gained; that subject selection is equitable and that no classes of patients are discriminated against; that informed consent is obtained; that there is a provision for safety monitoring in the research plan; and that here are adequate provisions for the privacy and confidentiality for subjects and the data collected.

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