Depression – Brain, Biology and Mood Study
Description This study examines the relationship among depression, biological markers of stress, and brain structure in adults.
Study Design People who are interested will first complete an eligibility screening interview and brief physical examination. Those eligible to participate will then come to UCSF for mood and memory ratings, a blood draw, and body measurements. Participants will also collect urine and saliva samples at home.
End Date 3/30/2015
Participant Requirements We are currently seeking depressed men and women (ages 18-70) who are medically healthy and off all psychiatric medications for at least 6 weeks before enrolling. Participants must not have been dependent on substances in the past 6 months and must not have bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. Female participants must not be pregnant.
Payment Up to $150 for completing hospital visit and home sampling; prorated if participant chooses not to participate in all aspects of the study.