Depression is among the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses.

But first, depression

has to be recognized.

Every day, approximately 121 Americans take their own life.

Recovery from depression is not a perfect process.

But these clinical trials generally produce better results for our participants than they have seen with prior treatment. Give us some of your information and the best time of day to call, and if you qualify:
-You do not need insurance to participate in a clinical trial.
-You WILL be compensated for your time and travel.
-You do NOT need a referral from your primary care doctor.

Symptoms Can Vary In Intensity

Signs & Symptoms

  • Feelings of sadness or unhappiness
  • Aggravation over trivial things
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most activities
  • Loss of libido
  • Sleeping nearly all day or not being able to sleep
  • Problems with decision making and memory
  • Frequent thoughts of death, dying or suicide
  • Crying spells for no apparent reason
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches
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Exclusion Criteria

Unfortunately, we need participants fit specific criteria. You may not qualify if you've experienced the following:

  • Other conduct disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • ADD or ADHD
  • Diagnosed personality disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Risk of self-injury
  • Suicidal risk
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Hyper/Hypothyroidism
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Americans Experiencing Depression
8
Respond Positively to Treatment
85
What if I don't have health insurance?

You pay nothing to participate.

Funding for clinical research comes from the federal government such as the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and private industry such as pharmaceutical and biotech companies, medical institutions, and foundations.

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Causes of Depression

It’s not known exactly what causes depression, but a variety of issues may be involved. These include:

Biological chemistry. Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring brain chemicals that carry signals to other parts of your brain and body. When these chemicals are abnormal or impaired, the function of nerve receptors and nerve systems change, leading to depression.

Hormones. Changes in the body’s balance of hormones may be involved in causing or triggering depression. Inherited traits. Depression is more common in people whose blood relatives also have the condition.

Early childhood trauma. Traumatic events during childhood, such as physical or emotional abuse, or loss of a parent, may cause changes in the brain that make a person more susceptible to depression.

Learned patterns of negative thinking. Depression may be linked to learning to feel helpless — rather than learning to feel capable of finding solutions for life’s challenges.

Some Common Risk factors

Many factors increase the risk of developing or triggering depression, including:

  • Having issues that negatively impact self-esteem, such as obesity, peer problems, long-term bullying or academic problems
  • Having been the victim or witness of violence, such as physical or sexual abuse
  • Having other conditions, such as bipolar disorder, an anxiety disorder, a personality disorder, anorexia or bulimia
  • Having a learning disability or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Having ongoing pain or a chronic physical illness such as cancer, diabetes or asthma
  • Having a physical disability
  • Having certain personality traits, such as low self-esteem or being overly dependent, self-critical or pessimistic
  • Abusing alcohol, nicotine or other drugs
  • Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in an unsupportive environment

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