The Depression Studies will include about 1500 patients with Depression (MDD) and will be conducted at 90 study sites across the USA.  All study-related care will be provided by specialty physicians and a dedicated study team.

If you qualify for the study, you will visit a study clinic in your area approximately 7 times over 12 weeks. 

The study will be evaluating the efficacy of an investigational study drug for MDD.  Volunteers who qualify to take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel expenses.

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    If you are between the ages 18 and 65 have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) 
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    All study-related care is provided at no cost. You do not need health insurance to participate.
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    Volunteers who take part in the study may be eligible to receive compensation for their time and travel.
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    Participants will receive all study-related care from a team of medical professionals at no cost. The study will require routine visits to a research center in your area.

Who can take part in the Depression Studies?

You may be able to take part in the Depression Studies if you:

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    have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
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    are between the ages of 18 and 65
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    have had an inadequate response to your current antidepressant therapy

All study-related care will be provided by a team of medical professionals.

Volunteers who take part in the study may be eligible to receive compensation for their time and travel.
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About Depression

Depression is a medical condition that can cause emotional, physical, behavioural and cognitive symptoms.2

It is estimated that depression affects one in every fifteen adults yearly, and one in every six people will experience depression at one point in their lives. Depression can happen to anyone at any time, but usually tends to affect those in their late teens to mid-twenties.3 

Because depression can cause a variety symptoms for different people, it is important to be aware of the signs and signals:

  • Feeling sad
  • Changes in appetite (weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting)
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in sleep pattern
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

If you or someone you know may be showing symptoms of depression, seek out professional medical advice for a proper diagnosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clinical research study?

A Clinical research study (also called a clinical trial) is a medical study that helps to answer important questions about an investigational drug or device, such as: Does it work, or how effective is it compared to another drug/device?

All medications must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved by regulatory authorities for doctors to prescribe to patients. Without people taking part in these studies, we would have no new treatments. The volunteers who participate in clinical research studies play a major role in helping to advance medicine.

If you choose to participate in the Depression Study, your case will be followed for about 5 weeks. You will complete approximately 7-10 study site visits as well as telephone calls.  At these visits you will undergo health assessments such as medical questionnaires and a complete physical examination.

All study-related care is provided at no cost to you. You do not need health insurance to participate.  

Volunteers who take part in the study may be eligible to receive compensation for their time and travel.

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What happens if I Sign Up? If you sign up, we will match you to a study clinic in your area that is seeking participants or notify you when one becomes available. They will contact you to explain more about the study before you make your decision about participating. You will attend an in-person visit where the study team will help determine if you qualify and if the study is right for you.


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