Does Your Teen Sometimes Suffer From Low Mood, Sadness, Stress and/or Anxiety? This Research Study Investigates The Mood-lifting Effects of a Saffron Supplement
Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.
Research Centre: Murdoch University
Lead Doctor: Dr Adrian Lopresti and Professor Peter Drummond
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee
Many young Australians suffer from anxiety and/or depression. Unfortunately, current available treatments are not always effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Previous research in adults has shown that saffron (the spice) is an effective treatment for mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety. This study is investigating whether saffron has similar effects in teens who suffer depression and/or anxiety symptoms.
This study seeks adolescents (anywhere in Australia) aged 12 – 16 years old who periodically suffer from low mood, sadness, stress and/or anxiety. Participants are required to take capsules twice daily and must be willing to regularly communicate with the research site via phone calls, text messages or emails over an 8 week period.
Benefits to Participation
- Your child may experience an improvement in their mood and/or anxiety symptoms
- Your child will receive the saffron capsules at no cost to yourself.
- Your child 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.
- Qualified health professionals will monitor your child’s health as it relates to the study.
Who Can Participate?
- Adolescents (anywhere in Australia) aged 12 – 16 years old who periodically suffer from mild to moderate depression symptoms such as low mood, sadness, stress and/or anxiety (moderate severity)
- Able to take capsules twice daily
- Not taking any medications (apart from the birth control pill)
- Able to communicate with the research site via phone calls, text messages or emails over an 8 week period