Major Depression Clinical Research Trials
Major depression is a diagnosis coming from the presence of multiple symptoms of depression, possibly including depressed mood, changes in appetite, changes in sleep, and loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed.
Major depression may also impact concentration and motivation, making it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Suicidal thinking is sometimes present. Patients experiencing major depression may feel worthless, guilty, helpless, and hopeless. When enough of these symptoms have been present for at least two weeks, the diagnosis of major depression is appropriate.
We offer both inpatient and outpatient depression studies. While every study has different, specific criteria, generally in order to qualify, one must:
- Be between the ages of 18-65 years
- Have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder and experiencing a current depressive episode of at least 8 weeks
- Be in good physical health
We also have several trials focusing on treatment-resistant depression, which has not responded to medication or psychotherapy.
Participating in a depression clinical trial is a good option to consider if you are experiencing depression and your current medications are not working well or enough. If you are in good physical health, and want to explore some new treatments for your depression, contact us today.