Artemis Institute for Clinical Research was featured in the San Diego Veterans Magazine for their February issue!
Depression is the most common psychiatric illness of our time. Depression affects individuals of all ages and walks of life. Dr. Eric Chavez, a Principal Investigator at Artemis Institute for Clinical Research explains, “approximately 20% of the world’s population is affected by clinical depression at some point in their lives”. Depression and sadness are completely normal human emotions and are often related to distressing life events. However, if depression persists for over two weeks, it could be more than just a natural emotional response. To be considered a psychiatric illness, not only does the depressive episode have to persist, but it must also be associated with physical symptoms. “Clinical depression”, Dr. Chavez states, “has physical symptoms including weight gain or loss, appetite changes, sleep abnormalities, migraines, increased irritability, or restlessness”.
Clinical depression affects everyday life, the ability to function at work or school, and the capacity to have relationships. It affects the way you feel, act, and think. Dr. Chavez notes, “fighting clinical depression takes more than just pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. Depression is treatable and medications are very effective”. If an episode of depression persists it may be time to speak with a doctor.
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials for investigational medications for the treatment of depression. Participation in research contributes to the advancement of treatments for all. Qualified participants are 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 are interested in volunteering for a study, or know someone suffering from depression who may be interested, please reach out and call us toll-free at 855-367-8834 or find us online at artemis-research.com.
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