Senior Depression

Study Detail

SENIORS 60 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE YOU:

  • FEELING DEPRESSED?
  • FEELING DOWN AND LOW?
  • FEELING SHAKY?
  • ANXIOUS OR IRRITABLE?
  • SUFFERING FROM INSOMNIA?
  • LACK OF ENERGY?
  • UNABLE TO CONCENTRATE?

MEDICATIONS HAVE NOT WORKED FOR YOU?

The UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Program is conducting a 4-month study on the experimental drug combination for the treatment of depression. All participants will be given the study drug citalopram (Celexa) and methylphenidate (Ritalin) either together or in combination with placebo (an inactive substance).

More information and application
Target audience: 

You may qualify if you:

  • Are 60 years old or older
  • Are feeling depressed
Pre-conditions: 

Participants must not be currently taking any antidepressants or stimulants.

Involvement: 

Participation in this study lasts approximately 4 months with weekly and bi-monthly visits to UCLA.

Benefits: 

A complete psychiatric evaluation will be provided.  Subjects will not be charged for participation and will be paid. Complementary parking is provided for all study related visits at UCLA.

Contact details: 

If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, call for an appointment to see if you qualify or for more information at: (310) 794-4619 or (310) 983-3375.

 

The study will be conducted by Helen Lavretsky, M. D.

Review and Approval
Renewal Date: 
2011, January 27