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Depression Research Opportunities

Join depression research

Depression can often feel lonely, but you are not alone – about 21 million adults have reported a Major Depressive Episode.1 Depression isn’t simply “feeling sad;” it can also include feeling low energy, having poor sleep, feeling emotionally numb, or losing interest in things you used to enjoy. Joining a research study may lead to possible treatments that could help manage depression for you and others.

Enrollment closed

Current diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Clinics across the nation

Between the ages of 18-65 years

Compensation for time and study-related travel may be provided

When we tackle depression together, we can make a difference

Verily Life Sciences

This study is sponsored by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka). You can find more information at Verily Life Sciences (Verily) is collecting data on behalf of Otsuka for the purpose of recruitment for this study. Data captured for the purposes of this study will be governed by Otsuka’s privacy policy. Website cookies and information captured for purposes of website performance as part of recruitment and study management are governed by the Baseline Privacy Policy.

Who's eligible

  • Ages 18-65
  • Have used 1-3 different antidepressant(s) during current period of depression, but still experiencing depression symptoms
  • Be in a current depressive episode of at least 8 weeks but not longer than 2 years

Getting started

Check your eligibility

First, click “Get started” to complete a set of questions to see if you may be eligible for a study.

Receive study opportunities

Based on your responses, our team may reach out to you with relevant study opportunities.

Join a study

Once you find a study opportunity that is right for you, our Study Team will guide you through the study enrollment process.

As part of a study…

Complete study-related activities and/or possible treatment

Your activities will vary based on the study you’re a part of. Possible treatment during studies may include, but are not limited to receiving a study-approved drug (e.g. antidepressant(s)), and either investigational drug or placebo, completing periodic surveys, completing visits with study doctors/team, and/or interacting with investigational therapeutics.

Compensation for time and study-related travel may be provided

If you're eligible for a study, you may receive study-related care at no cost. Compensation for time and study-related travel may be provided.

Each research study is different

There may be various research opportunities available, and each one has different considerations. The study team can inform you of options and key factors.

You are not alone. Depression doesn’t have to win.

Joining depression research could help improve possible treatments. Find a clinic near you.