Depression Treatment Research Study with the University of Texas at Austin

Have you been feeling sad, down, or unmotivated
for at least the past several weeks?

Are you interested in participating in a potentially effective
computerized self-help program for depression?

Are you interested in furthering scientific understanding of what role
genetics play in predicting how people respond to treatment?

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are looking for adults (ages 18 to 55) to participate in a study examining if genetic profiles can predict response to a computerized self-help program for depression.

The study takes place in the comfort of your own home or where ever you have private internet access. The study involves completing an 8-week computerized self-help program for depression. Before treatment, you will be asked to mail (postage paid) a saliva sample for genetic testing and to complete a phone interview and online questionnaires. You will also be asked to complete a phone interview and online questionnaires to determine whether treatment was helpful for you.

Eligible participants will receive the computerized self-help program at no cost as well as $25 for completing the post-treatment follow-up assessment.

There will be no in-person/face-to-face appointments and all procedures will occur via the phone and internet.

You will need to complete a screening questionnaire and interview to determine whether you are eligible for this study. If you are interested in participating in this study, please double click on the following link (this will take you a secure website called REDCap where you will fill out a screening questionnaire to see if you are initially eligible for our study):

Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you believe may be interested in our studies.

Thank you!

Please note that the MDL is unable to provide immediate assistance or advice to individuals about their depression, nor to family members or friends of individuals with depression. This web site was primarily created to provide background information about research conducted at the MDL. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call your health care provider. If it is an emergency, please call 911 (in the U.S.) or go to a hospital emergency room.


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