Current Depression Studies @ NYSPI
 

 
 

Depression during Pregnancy (Antepartum Depression)

The Clinical Chronobiology group is currently recruiting participants ages 18 to 40 for their study which uses a new alternative drug-free treatment – light therapy without UV – to treat pregnant women for their depression. The study requires clinic visits every 1 to 2 weeks but otherwise all treatments are done at home. Participants will continue to be monitored by their own obstetrician. If you are interested in finding out more about the study, please call 212-543-6118 x2 or click on the study name above. (IRB #3807)

 

 

Study of Alternative Therapies for Chronic Depression

The Clinical Chronobiology group is now recruiting volunteers for a study that investigates drug-free treatments for chronic depression. If you are currently taking an SSRI antidepressant, our study would allow you to continue using your medication. Our treatments use either bright light, high-density negative air ionization or low-density negative air ionization. Treatments take place in your home. If you are interested in finding out more about the study, please call 212-543-6118 x4 or click on the study name above.
(IRB #3554)

 

 

Winter Depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Treatment Study

In this NIH-sponsored study, which is in its fifth year, the Clinical Chronobiology group is investigating how non-drug treatments – light therapy, dawn simulation, and negative air ionization – compare with each other in relieving symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). All treatments are designed to mimic summer’s light or air conditions. Participants visit the New York State Psychiatric Institute for periodic visits but treatment is done at home. If you are interested in finding out more about the study, please call 212-543-5714 or click on the study name above. (IRB # 4229R)