There are many causes of major depression. One strategy for understanding possible genetic
causes involves comparing the DNA from blood of brothers and sisters who suffer from this
Eligibility criteria for a genetic study of major depression ongoing at Columbia University
include: major depression before age 30; a living brother or sister who also has had major
depression; age 21-70 . Subjects will be asked to participate in an interview and to donate
a small amount of blood. Participants will be paid for their efforts.
If you think you may be eligible and would be interested in talking with a member of our
professional staff confidentially about this study, please contact:
Simona Noaghiul, MD, MPH
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Unit 24
New York, NY 10032
Ph: (212) 543-6520
With your help, there might be.
If you are depressed and between age 18-65, you may be eligible for a research study involving brain imaging and medication treatment at NO COST, to you at The New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University. We will provide 5 months of outpatient treatment for Major Depressive Disorder at NO COST, to you as part of a treatment study. Your participation in this study can help further our understanding of depression and speed the recovery of others who suffer from depression in the future. Inpatient treatment is also available. You will be paid up to $415 for your time and effort if you are eligible and choose to participate.