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Clinical Trials

We have several research studies available for adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The purpose of these research studies is to find safer and more effective medications for individuals with depression.

The investigational medication will be provided at no cost and compensation is provided for time and travel.  No health insurance is required to participate in any of our depression studies.

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What is depression (MDd)?

Depression, or Major Depressive Disorder, is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.

For many people with depression, symptoms usually are severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities, such as work, school, social activities or relationships with others. Some people may feel generally miserable or unhappy without really knowing why.

Common Depression Symptoms:

  • Having little interest or pleasure in doing things

  • Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless

  • Feeling tired or having little energy

  • Feeling bad about yourself

  • Having trouble getting started at things, including everyday activities

  • Having trouble concentrating

Unsure if you have Depression?

Call us at (714) 298-1100 for a free phone consultation.

Adult Depression Clinical Trials

If you answer YES to all of the following questions then you may qualify for our depression clinical trials.

1. Are you between the ages of 18-75 years old?

2. Are you currently depressed?

3. Are you willing to take study medication?

Final eligibility is determined during a screening visit at our study site at Orange. During this visit, you will:

  • Meet with a professional physician, psychiatrist, and/or psychologist to be interviewed about your mental and physical health

  • Review additional information

  • Undergo a physical examination and have your vitals taken

If you qualify and decide to participate:

  • A study doctor will closely monitor you, your symptoms, and overall health

  • All study-related medical care and study medication will be provided at no cost

  • Transportation may be provided at no cost, if you need assistance

  • If you are currently taking antidepressant(s) you may be able to stay on your current depression medication during the depression study

  • You will sign an Informed Consent Form (ICF) which outlines which procedures you can expect during each visit

  • You will be compensated for each completed visit

*A list of common procedures involved when participating in a clinical trial can be found here.

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