No health insurance is required to participate. You will receive all study related care from a specialist physician at no cost. The study will include visits to a clinic in your location.
If you think you might like to join this study or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can see if you qualify and can contact you about the study. Remember, participation is entirely voluntary. Even if you decide to take part, it is absolutely fine if you change your mind later.
(Parents or legal guardians of potential patients under 18 may answer, and complete the questionnaire on behalf of the child).
It is normal for children and teenagers to experience ups and downs when it comes to their mood. Demands at school and at home, as well as hormones, can trigger these mood changes. But this can often be more than just a phase if these downs tend to last for prolonged periods of time.
Children who have a family history of depression or mental illness, have a learning disability, or who have anxiety are considered high risk.1
Depression can be a dangerous illness for children and teens who suffer from it. It can distort their reality leading to outbursts, self-mutilation and in severe cases, suicide.
Signals and signs to look out for are:
A clinical trial, also referred to as a research study, is a scientific study that evaluates the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication. A research study may show that the investigational medication is better than, as good as, or worse than the standard treatment or inactive placebo. Qualified doctors, nurses and other medical professionals will conduct the study.
It is only through the completion of research studies that investigational medication can be evaluated, and if proven safe and effective, approved for general use by appropriate regulatory or health authorities, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Prescription medications in use today were first proven safe and effective in research studies.
Depression can have many emotional symptoms but what some people do not realize is that depression can also have many physical and disabling symptoms. Although medication cannot change the circumstances that may cause depression, it can help enable the person who is suffering to face their day-to-day responsibilities with a different and positive outlook.
Medication is an extremely useful tool to motivate someone to pursue further treatment, like CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), counselling and other forms of intervention.
When you sign up for a research study, your personal information is protected as required by law. The research team stores personal and private information with codes (instead of names or other identifying information), in order to not identify the participant or volunteer. The informed consent form that will be provided to you by the research team will have more information about privacy protection.
Participants who are eligible and take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel. Please discuss this with the research site staff when they contact you.
A participant can stop participating in the study at any time. If you do decide to stop early, you will simply have to notify the study team at the research center. The participant may be asked to visit one last time to check up on their health once the investigational medication has been stopped.