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Title: Understanding the Efficiency of Antidepressant Medication Among the Elderly

PI: George Alexopoulos, MD

Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College

IRB#: 0703009061

IRB Expiration Date: 03/13/2012

Study Description: The purpose of this study is to learn how some thinking processes involved in attention is related to how quickly and how well elderly depressed patients respond to antidepressant medication treatment. This research is being done to help researchers understand the processes by which some people respond well to medications for depression, while others do not.

Involvement: Blood test, Medication

Age: 60-90 years

Eligibility: Diagnosis of depression

Commitment: 11-12 visits over 14 weeks, with a follow-up once a year for three years.

Compensation: up to $455

Contact: Tim Clark at 914-997-4331 or 1-800-697-1902

Sponsor(s): National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)