deprexis

Depression Treatment Research Study with the University of Texas at Austin

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About the study

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are conducting a study among adults (ages 18 to 55) that examines whether genetic profiles can predict response to a computerized self-help program for depression called deprexis. Several studies suggest that completing deprexis can significantly improve symptoms of depression among adults with depression. However, not everyone improves. The purpose of this study is to advance our scientific understanding of how genetic profiles could influence a person’s response to deprexis.

This study involves completing 8 weeks of deprexis. Some people will receive deprexis immediately and others will receive treatment after an 8-week delay. There is a 50% chance of receiving immediate or delayed treatment (this will be determined randomly). Before treatment, you will be asked to mail (postage paid) a saliva sample for genetic testing and to complete a phone interview and online questionnaires. You will also be asked to complete a phone interview and online questionnaires to determine whether treatment was helpful for you.

Eligible participants will receive the computerized self-help program at no cost as well as $25 for completing the post-treatment follow-up assessment.

There will be no in-person/face-to-face appointments and all procedures will occur via the phone and internet.

If you would like further information on the study or know someone who might be interested in participating, please click on the following link which will take you to the University of Texas at Austin’s deprexis study main web page.

As always, if you have any problems with the deprexis site, or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at deprexis@utexas.edu.