Can A Heart Beat Help Diagnose Depression?
Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.
Research Center: Lindner Center for HOPE
Location: 4075 Old Western Row Rd, Mason, Ohio
Lead Doctor: Dr. Susan McElroy
Although depression is a global epidemic, it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose.
This research study aims to assess whether a heart rate monitoring device, worn over 24 hours, can provide objective indications of depression. Heart rates of people with depression will be compared to those without depression.
Healthy men and women are invited to participate. Participants are required to attend 3 – 4 study visits over approximately 2 weeks and will be compensated up to $600 for completing this study.
Benefits to Participation
- You will be compensated up to $600 for participating in this study.
- You will be helping to advance medical research.
- If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
- Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
- Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.
Who Can Participate?
- Men and women aged 18 – 75 do not from depression
- Have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea
- Do not take medications to regulate their heart or blood pressure
- Able to attend 3 -4 study visits at the research site over approximately 2 weeks