Participant Resources

Please visit our site regularly for information on any current or upcoming studies managed by the VCU Clinical Trials Office.

We are currently enrolling patients in the following types of studies:

Depression and Pain

Are you suffering from symptoms of physical pain?  It could be depression. 

Dr. Susan Kornstein of the VCU Mood Disorders Institute is now conducting a medical research study to determine if the study medication reduces the painful physical symptoms associated with depression.

Qualified participants will receive no-cost research care at our off-campus location.       

Financial compensation for time and travel may also be available.

For more information, call 804-828-5639 or fill out our Contact Form.

Depression and Menopause

Dr. Susan Kornstein of the VCU Mood Disorders Institute is currently conducting a clinical research study of an experimental drug for depression in peni- and post-menopausal women.

Symptoms of Depression include:

  • Feeling sad or depressed
  • Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy
  • Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or guilt
  • Sleeplessness or lack of energy

Symptoms of Menopause include:

  • No menstrual period for at least 3 months
  • Significant changes in the length of your menstrual cycle
  • Changes in menstrual flow

If you're experiencing these symptoms, and are between the ages of 40 and 70 and medically stable, you may qualify to participate. Study-related research care is provided at no charge to you at our convenient off-campus location.

For more information, call 804-828-5639 or fill out our Contact Form.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (Severe PMS)

Does your PMS have you riding an emotional rollercoaster?

Do you have severe premenstrual mood changes that disrupt your life at home and work, such as:

  • Irritability or anger
  • Mood Swings
  • Feeling overwhelmed or out of control
  • Fatigue
  • Crying easily
  • Sleep and/or appetite changes

Dr. Susan Kornstein, a nationally recognized researcher of women’s mental health, is conducting a research study of an investigational medication for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, a severe form of PMS. Qualified participants must be between the ages of 18 and 48.

All research care is provided at no charge at our off-campus location with free and convenient parking.

For more information, call 804-828-5639 or fill out our Contact Form.

Flyer [PDF]

treatment resistant depression

If you've tried one or more antidepressant medications and still feel depressed, you may have treatment resistant depression.

Dr. Susan Kornstein of the VCU Mood Disorders Institute is now conducting a study of an investigational drug for treatment resistant depression.

If you're between the ages of 18 and 65 and medically stable, you may qualify to participate. Research care is provided at our off-campus location.

For more information, call 804-828-5639 or fill out our Contact Form.

Flyer [PDF]

 

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