Major Depression Clinical Research Trials
The depression clinical research studies we run focus on patients who meet criteria for major depression. Major depression is a DSM-5 diagnosis coming from the presence of multiple symptoms of depression, including depressed mood, changes in appetite, changes in sleep, 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 and guilty, and they may feel helpless or 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; and each have different specific criteria. However, generally, in order to qualify, one must:
- Be between the ages of 18-65 years
- Have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder and currently experiencing a current depressive episode of at least 8 weeks
- Be in good physical health
Some of our research studies require previous antidepressant use, while others do not.
We also have several trials focusing treatment resistant depression; depression which has not responded to medication or psychotherapy.
Participating in a depression clinical trial is an option to consider if you are experiencing depression and your current medications are not working well, or not working enough. If you are in good physical health, and want to explore some new treatments for your depression, contact us today.