Clinical Research

Exploring biomarkers for depression: This study looks at the biomarkers in voice, physiological, movement and brain imaging signals of patients with depression to investigate what types of biological signals identify and predict depression.

Are you depressed, sad, or blue?

You may be eligible to participate in a research study at Massachusetts General Hospital. We are studying biomarkers (body states such as heart rate, oxygen levels, and electrical activity in the skin and brain) in people suffering from depression before, during, and after they take an antidepressant medication.

In this study, you will receive Escitalopram (a medication approved for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder) for 8 weeks at no cost to you. You will also participate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetoencephalographic/ Electroencephalographic (MEG/EEG) testing at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Engineering in Charlestown, MA. You will be compensated up to $315 for your travel costs and time and will be eligible for 3 follow-up visits at no cost to you.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Aya at 617-724-0586. All inquiries will be kept completely confidential.