Adolescent & Pediatric Depression Research Studies

Depression reflects a sad mood exceeding normal sadness or grief.

FutureSearch Trials conducts research studies of investigational medications for children suffering from depression. Those who qualify for these studies are usually between the ages of 7 and 17 and have a caregiver willing to assist in study participation.

Contact FutureSearch Trials today to learn more about enrolling your child in an adolescent or pediatric depression research study.

What is Pediatric Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. While everyone might occasionally feel sad or blue, a clinical depression (doctors call it major depression) does not pass, interferes with daily life and can cause pain for both the patient and those around them. In addition to persistent sadness and low mood, people with depression lose interest in things and people around them. Depression can cause trouble with sleep, appetite changes and loss of energy. Concentration and focus can also be affected. Sometimes, people with depression feel hopeless, helpless and even weary of life.

Depression in children is fairly common. Treatments are available for adolescent and pediatric depression that may include medications, talk therapy or other options.

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Symptoms of Depression

  • Loss of interest
  • Constant low mood
  • Persistent feeling of sadness
  • Tiredness
  • Hopelessness