We're inviting you to take part in a study for children and adolescents who suffer from depression to evaluate the effect of the investigational drug on treating the symptoms associated with the condition. All study-related visits, tests, care, and study drug will be provided at no cost. In addition, compensation for study-related travel may be provided. Health insurance is not required to participate.
The study will be evaluating the efficacy of an investigational study drug for children and adolescents who suffer from depression. Volunteers who qualify to take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel expenses.
What happens if I sign up? We will match you to a research study location in your area that needs children or adolescents who suffer from depression or notify you when one becomes available. The study team will then contact you and you may have the opportunity to participate if qualified.
If you think you might like to participate in the Pediatric Depression Studies or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can confirm if you may qualify and can contact you about the study. Keep in mind that participation is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to take part in the study, you are free to change your mind about participating at any time.
Depression is a type of mood disorder. The main sign is when kids are sad, discouraged, or irritable for weeks, months, or even longer. Another sign a kid might have depression is negative thinking. This includes focusing on problems and faults, being mostly critical and self-critical, and complaining a lot.2
It’s normal for children to feel down, be cranky or think negatively – this is just part of growing up. But childhood depression is more than just feeling sad, blue or low. Depression in children is a serious illness, which can affect children’s physical and mental health. It can be hard to tell the difference between sadness and depression in children.
Not all children have all of the symptoms of depression. In fact, most will display different symptoms at different times and in different settings.
Up to 3% of children and 8% of adolescents in the U.S. suffer from depression. Depression is significantly more common in boys under age 10. But by age 16, girls have a greater incidence of depression.3
The Pediatric Depression Studies are investigating a new medication to help treat the signs and symptoms of the condition.
A Clinical Research Study (also called a clinical trial) is a medical study that helps to answer important questions about an investigational drug – these may include how well an investigational study drug works for a certain condition. All medications must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved and prescribed to patients.
In this case, it is important for researchers and doctors to understand how the human body reacts to the virus in order to create new treatments and vaccines to combat the virus. Researchers may do this by collecting blood or saliva samples to analyze.
Participation in the Pediatric Depression Studies may involve visits to a study clinic near your home.
Compensation for travel may also be available.
In the Pediatric Depression Studies, participants will be randomly assigned to a study group. Your blood or saliva may be collected to analyze. You may also be responsible for tracking your symptoms in a daily log.
Volunteers who qualify to take part in the study may receive compensation for study-related travel. Please discuss this with the study team when they contact you.
There is no cost to participate in the Pediatric Depression Studies. If you qualify, all study-related visits, tests, and care will be provided at no cost.
If you decide to take part, you will receive study-related care throughout the study from a team of experienced doctors and nurses.
The research team will be able to explain more about what the Pediatric Depression Studies will involve, and it is up to you to decide if you want to take part. Participation in this study is voluntary. Whether or not you decide to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relationships with your doctors. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships or the care you receive.
If you match to a study that requires visits to a clinic, we will match you to a study clinic within a close travel distance from your home. If we are not running the study in your area currently, with your permission, we will keep you in our database and reach out once a study clinic in your area becomes available. If at any time, you decide you no longer want to participate in the study, you can opt-out and we will delete your information.
The Pediatric Depression Studies will include children and adolescents who suffer from depression and will be conducted at study sites across the globe. All study-related care will be provided by specialty physicians and a dedicated study team.
If you qualify for the study, you will complete visits to a study clinic in your area.
The study will be evaluating the efficacy of an investigational study drug for Pediatric Depression. Volunteers who qualify to take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel expenses.
You may be able to take part in the Pediatric Depression Studies if you (or a child in your care):
All study-related care will be provided by a team of medical professionals.