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OSU Depression Treatment Study

Have you been feeling down,
tired, less interested in things?
Call 614-688-0968

What is the Depression Treatment Study?

The Depression Treatment Study is a research study being conducted at the Ohio State University designed to improve our understanding of how cognitive therapy for depression achieves its effects by looking at the ways in which therapy changes cognitions and coping strategies and how these changes are related to reductions in depressive symptoms. Participants will be asked to complete assessments to allow evaluation of the short- and longer-term effectiveness of this intervention. The study is designed to provide high quality clinical care, free of cost, to all study participants enrolled in the study and to improve treatment of depression for others in the future.

What are the symptoms of depression?

  • Mood changes reflected by feeling low, gloomy, sad, blue, irritable, or crying more easily than usual
  • Loss of interest or enjoyment in things that used to be enjoyable, such as spending time with others, hobbies, sports, or work
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Feeling tired, slowed down, or lacking energy
  • Self-criticism, feeling guilty, or feelings of worthlessness
  • Difficulty making decisions, concentrating, or thinking clearly
  • Thoughts of death or harming yourself

Who is the Depression Treatment Study for?

We are recruiting adults ages 18+ for participation in the Depression Treatment Study. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression and are 18 years of age or older, you may qualify for the study.

What does it cost to participate in the Depression Treatment Study?

There is no charge for any of the evaluations or treatment associated with the study.

How long does the study last?

The study consists of 16 weeks of individual therapy. Additionally, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about once a month for one year after your treatment.

How do I get into the study?

Call (614) 688-0968 to get more information about the study and complete an initial phone screening. If you do not qualify for the study (or would like treatment not provided in the study), study personnel can discuss other sources of treatment that might be appropriate for you.