Adolescent Antidepressant Study
Trial status: Open for Enrollment
Why is this study being done?
This study will take 2 MRS scans, 1 before the participant starts an antidepressant and 1 after 12 weeks. An MRS scan is very similar to an MRI scan but it can look at the metabolism of the brain to see how the antidepressant might be working. With this information, we hope to understand more about how an antidepressant affects the brain of someone who is depressed.
Who is eligible to participate?
Anyone with depression might be eligible if an antidepressant is going to be added as part of the treatment. Participants cannot have been on any antidepressants for the past 6 months before enrolling.
What is involved?
At the start of the study, an interview asking about the participant's experiences, feelings and symptoms will be done. Then the first MRS scan will be done before the participant starts an antidepressant.
Weekly follow-up appointments will take 15-30 minutes to track how the participant is doing.
At the end of the 12 weeks of taking the medication, the participant will have another MRS scan done.
How long is the study?
Participants will be in the study for 12 weeks, with weekly follow up appointments.