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Participants sought for a clinical trial of an exciting new treatment for depression

  • Location: Melbourne VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Health
  • Time Required

    The study involves attendance at weekly treatment sessions for 4 weeks. You will be required to complete questionnaires during treatment and for 1 month after treatment.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Families with Children
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Travelling Volunteers
  • Training

    Not applicable

  • Reimbursement

    You will not be paid for your participation in this trial.

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Center (MAPrc) is conducting an interventional research study involving the use of a new treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). To participate in the study you must be at least 18 years old, have a diagnosis of MDD without psychosis, and have been stable on depression medication for at least 4 weeks. Participants will be required to attend weekly treatment sessions at Alfred Hospital for 4 weeks, and to complete questionnaires during treatment and at 1 month after treatment. Each interview will last 30-60 minutes.

MAPrc has a general psychiatry clinic on site, where people can receive an advice (second opinion) regarding their diagnosis and medication. Study participants will have an opportunity to access this service if they so wish.

To find out more or to get in touch with our team, click the link below or contact us on (03) 9076 6591. Ethics Committee Project Number: 43953.

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre Vision, Track Record & Research

Our vision is to develop effective new treatments and new understanding for men and women with mental illness. Our internationally recognised team is made up of passionate researchers and clinicians from diverse backgrounds, including psychiatry, endocrinology, neuropsychology, molecular biology and nursing.

Our Track Record - We have published over 200 scientific papers, authored national and international clinical practice and research guidelines and obtained multiple NHMRC and ARC grants.

Our Research - Across the team we are currently conducting 22 research projects, including 5 clinical treatment trials, a number of student projects as well as a Specialised Women’s Mental Health and Perinatal Psychiatry Clinics.