Major depression is characterized by an extremely low mood lasting at least two weeks or more, with consistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and discouragement.
Depressed individuals may have trouble falling or staying asleep, or they may sleep more than usual. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, and feel tired or even exhausted, with little energy. Changes in appetite and weight are common in depression, as is irritability and restlessness.
Depressed people often have trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions, and may experience thoughts of suicide and death.
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials of investigative medications for the treatment of depression. Qualified adults 18 years or older participating in a trial may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel, study-related medical and psychological evaluations, and the investigative study medication at no cost.
If you have experienced some or all of the symptoms described and would like to volunteer for a study, or if you know someone suffering from depression who may want to volunteer, please send us your request using the Join a Study form, or call us toll-free at 855-DoStudies (855.367.8834).