If you or someone you know is interested in participating in a clinical research study for depression or anxiety, please click here to go to the Available Clinical Trials section of the website.

  • What are my responsibilities if I take part in a study?

    Study participants are expected to:

    • Attend all scheduled visits to the study location
    • Take the study medications exactly as directed by the study staff
    • Report any changes in your health or symptoms to the study doctor
    • Not take part in any other medical research studies
    • Give correct and accurate information about your medical history, medical conditions, current medications, and current medical condition
  • What if I am already taking medication for my depression or anxiety?

    Some of the studies are designed to test investigational medications as a supplement to medications you may already be taking for your depression or anxiety. Discuss with your prescribing doctor(s) whether taking part in a clinical study is right for you. If you are eligible to participate in a study and decide to take part, please be sure to inform the study doctors of all medications that you are currently taking. Please also let the study doctors know if there are any changes to your medications throughout the study.

  • What are the risks?

    Not all of the risks of taking part in clinical studies are known. You may experience unwanted or unpleasant side effects from the investigational medication. It is also possible that your depression or anxiety may not change or may get worse. Before you join a study, your study team will talk to you about known risks, side effects and discomforts that may occur during the study.

  • Is there any cost to participate?

    Participants will receive all study-required visits, tests and study medication at no cost.

    Participants may receive travel reimbursement, depending on the study. Please ask your study team for details.

  • What happens once I decide to participate?

    Deciding to participate in a clinical research study is an important decision, so please ask the study team to answer any questions you may have. Also, please take the time to speak with your doctor about whether enrolling in a clinical research study is the right decision for you.

    Here are some questions you may want to ask the study team prior to signing an informed consent form:

    • What is the purpose of this study?
    • What can I expect during each study visit?
    • What tests or treatments are involved?
    • How long is the study?
    • How long is a study visit?
    • What costs will be covered?
    • Who do I contact if I have questions or issues?

    For more information, click here to visit the page on our website called: What is a Clinical Trial?

  • What if I change my mind?

    Taking part in a study is voluntary. You can agree to be in the study now and change your mind later. You may stop your participation at any time without giving a reason. Your decision will not affect your regular care.

    If you do decide to withdraw, you will need to tell your study doctor to ensure that you discontinue the study treatments as safely as possible.

    Your study doctor may also remove you out of the study at any time for your own safety, or if you no longer meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Is my privacy protected on this website?

    We may collect certain information automatically as you navigate around the webpage via cookie technology and other tracking services. We will not collect personal information from you unless it is specifically asked for and you consent to it. If you choose to answer any study survey and submit your contact info and agree to the consent, the data you provide will only be used for the purpose of determining if the clinical study is right for you.

    For more info please visit our privacy policy.

  • Is my privacy protected during the clinical trial?

    Yes, your name and contact data will only be known by the study staff at the clinical study center. At the start of the study you will be assigned a study ID number. All other people working on this study (people at the pharmaceutical company, laboratories etc.) will only see the ID number. This number has no relation to your personal data.

  • Who runs clinical trials?

    There are many organizations that can run a clinical trial, including government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, universities, and medical institutions. Each of these organizations must follow regulations and laws in order to run a clinical trial.