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Depression and Citalopram

Join a Research Study: Depression

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-877-646-3644 (1-877-MIND-NIH) [TTY: 1-866-411-1010].

The scientific aims of the study are to compare blood cell levels of the p11 protein (which affects serotonin receptors) in depressed verses non-depressed individuals. We would like to examine the effect of citalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, on p11 levels in relation to treatment outcome.

This is a 10-12 week outpatient research study in Bethesda, MD. Eligibility Criteria: 18 - 65 years of age; currently in an episode of Major Depressive Disorder or have never experienced depression in the past; and are otherwise medically healthy. Research evaluations and medications are provided at no cost. Local transportation can be provided. After completion of the study, NIMH will provide short-term follow-up care, and then you will return to the care of your own provider.

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