Most times when an adolescent is depressed their parent or primary caregiver may not even be aware. Around 70% of children with a mental health problem will not have it diagnosed or treated.
Don’t miss the chance to help advance the care and medicine we can develop to help treat
children and adolescents who suffer with depression.
Children are not immune to depression. It may look drastically different to what you think it may, showcasing itself through defiance, changes in behaviour and problems at school.
Globally, depression is the leading illness that contributes to the morbidity burden in teens from 15-19. When caregivers and parents identify and seek treatment for their child who is dealing with depression, these numbers can decrease significantly.
Clinical research and trials help to answer important questions about medication and treatment, such as how effective a drug is, or the length of time one needs to medication it for.
With the combined efforts of researchers, doctors and you, groundbreaking medication and treatment options can be explored to help lower the affect that the symptoms of depression has on the youth and those around them.
Your child or the child in your care may be eligible to join a study if he or she:
The study drug is an investigational drug that will be consumed in the form of a capsule. It should be taken orally once daily, at the same time each day.
This study will include about 660 patients with MDD at approximately 80 participating sites.
The study will last for up to 10 weeks with 9 visits including a screening period and 9 weeks of treatment with the investigational study drug or placebo. If qualified, participants may receive modest compensation for your time and travel.
The study procedures include the collection of the participant’s medical and psychiatric history, physical exam, blood and urine tests, ECG and some other medical tests.
The research team will be able to explain more about what the study 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.
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).