6 Apr 2014

Participants sought: Research studies on depression, smoking cessation

Predicting optimized treatment in depression
The purpose of this study is to investigate patient response versus non patient response (i.e “controls” – defined as participants who do not suffer from depression and are not on medication) to antidepressant medications. A combination of brain measures (physical and mental) and body functions will be analysed to determine patient response to antidepressant medications using genetic, psychological and physiological measures. Currently, there are no accurate predictors of how patients will respond to antidepressant treatment.  See more: Link

Smoking cessation, mental health and medication
This study will examine important safety aspects (such as agitation, aggression and depression) of the drugs varenicline and bupropion compared to placebo (“dummy pills” that do not contain any medicine) and nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT or “the patch”) in smokers with or without a history of being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. See more: Link