Australian Research Study Invites Adults With Depression Who Are Experiencing Cognitive Problems


Next Steps

  1. Complete the study questionnaire
  2. Understand if you’re eligible to participate
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Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

About the Study

Have you been diagnosed with Depression? Experiencing cognitive symptoms (any issues with your memory, concentration, or decision-making)? Dealing with any mental health disorder is extremely difficult, and with approximately 1 in every 16 Australians currently experiencing some form of depression, the need for effective treatments is growing. Unfortunately, currently available treatments are not always effective.

Researchers and Actinogen Medical are currently exploring a new potential treatment, Xanamem®, for those with depressive symptoms who are also experiencing cognitive symptoms. Cognitive symptoms include but are not limited to difficulties with memory, concentration,  and decision-making. If you have been diagnosed with depression and would like to contribute to the development of a potential new treatment, then consider joining this research study!

Why Participate?

  • You will receive a new potential treatment for depression-induced cognitive problems at no cost
  • You will test a potential new treatment to assess if there are any improvements in cognitive and depressive symptoms 
  • You will be contributing valuable information that may benefit future sufferers of depression with cognitive symptoms
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you can withdraw at any time
  • Any information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study

Participation criteria

  • Men and women aged 18-75 
  • Must be diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Must be experiencing problems or challenges to their cognition, such as but not limited to having difficulty with memory, attention, and thinking 
  • Must be on or have had previous treatment with an antidepressant that is approved for the treatment of depression 
  • Must not have been diagnosed with any kind of dementia
  • Must not have a history of drug or alcohol abuse in the last 2 years
  • Must not currently use cannabis/marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol-containing medications
  • Must not have a history of receiving electroconvulsive therapy or transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Must be able to physically attend up to seven study visits to a research centre over approximately 14 weeks. Study medication will be taken for six weeks.

More Study Details

The study team will explain the research in its entirety but please be aware that participation will:

  • Involve blood draws
  • Involve physical examinations, vital signs, and an ECG (An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) records the electrical signal from the heart to check for different heart conditions).
  • Involve taking either the study treatment or a placebo. A placebo looks like the study treatment but does not contain the active components. One capsule must be taken orally each day, in the morning
  • Include psychiatric interviews 
  • Include cognitive assessments that will evaluate your memory, concentration, and decision-making abilities
  • Involve the completion of questionnaires.

This research study is taking place in several locations. To check if there is a research site near you, please see below.

Research Site: Paratus – Central Coast NSW
Location: Suite A8 Kanwal Medical Complex, 654 Pacific Highway, Kanwal NSW 2259
Lead Researcher: Dr. Dominic Douglas

Research Site: Paratus – Canberra, ACT
Location: Ground Floor, Corner Allawoona Street & Ginninderra Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
Lead Researcher: Dr. Amber Leah

Research Site: Paratus-Western Sydney, NSW
Location: Level 2, Suite 201, 114-116 Main Street, Blacktown NSW 2148
Lead Researcher: Dr. Rahul Mohan

Research Site: Paratus – Brisbane
Location: Albion Central, 6 Crosby Road, Albion QLD 4010
Lead Researcher: Dr. Sheetal Bull

Research Site: Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
Location: Level 4, 607 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004
Lead Researcher: Dr. Leo Chen
Research centre focusing on improvement of existing treatments for depression, schizophrenia, complex trauma disorder, PMDD and other conditions. Our key areas of focus are currently hormones, cognition, TMS.

Research Site: USC Clinical Trials
Location: Level 1, 9 Ochre Way, Sippy Downs QLD 4556
Lead Researcher: Dr. Robert Scott
Established in 2014, USC Clinical Trials is delivering ethical, expert research across a range of therapeutic areas. Working with a network of qualified medical practitioners in public, private and independent practices, we aim to create a hub of clinical research capabilities across the Sunshine Coast, and increase the therapeutic options available to clinicians and their patients.

Research Site: NeuroCentrix – Melbourne, VIC
Location: 19-21 Argyle Pl Sth, Carlton 3053
Lead Researcher: Professor David Barton

Research Site: Emeritus Research – Melbourne, VIC
Location: Level 2/1180 Toorak Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, VIC
Lead Researcher: Stuart Game

Research Site: Emeritus Research – Sydney, NSW
Location: Suite 2, Ground Level, Building 2A, 2-12 Lord Street, Botany, Sydney, NSW
Lead Researcher: Denissa Loh

Research Site: CMAX Fusion Model SA
Location:33 McIntyre Rd, Para Hills West, SA 5096
Lead Researcher: Dr. Joanna Skommer

Research Site: Genesis Research Services
Location: 220 Denison Street Broadmeadow, NSW
Lead Researcher: Dr. Marc Russo
Genesis Research Services bring a range of clinical trial opportunities to our community, including world-first studies for pain management and healthy volunteer studies. We provide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and clinical research organisations with a dedicated team of professionals and a purpose-built facility designed around the needs and requirements for conducting clinical trials.


What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the study questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, a member of the research team will contact you to discuss the study and answer any questions you may have.
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