What is this study investigating:
This study is researching a new treatment for moderate-to-severe depression in adults.
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects millions of people in the United States every year. Many of us feel sad, lonely, or down at times as a normal reaction to loss, challenging life events, and upsetting situations. When these feelings become overwhelming and last for long periods of time, however, they can make even daily activities difficult.
Symptoms of depression may include:
- Persistent sad or “empty” feelings
- Losing interest in things you used take pleasure in
- Having trouble getting out of bed and wanting to sleep more than usual
- Insomnia or early-morning wakefulness
- Feeling fatigued and tired often
- Changes in weight or appetite
- Aches, pains, headaches
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Trouble concentrating or making decisions
- Feeling irritable or “lashing out”
- Pessism and hopelessness, thoughts of death or suicide
You may qualify if:
- You are over Age 18 to 75
- You are currently experience depression
- NOTE: if you are taking a medication for Depression already, you may be able to stay on it during the study. Alternatively, if you are not taking a medication for depression you can still qualify for the study as well.