Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Manager
Telephone: 412-864-4151
Director
Telephone: 412-586-9777

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Older Adults Needed for Depression Study at Pitt

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2010 – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are seeking older adults ages 60 or above who currently are experiencing symptoms of depression.

Symptoms of depression can include:

  • Feeling hopeless, pessimistic
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in things you once enjoyed
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight loss, overeating or weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions
  • Persistent physical symptoms such as headaches, chronic pain or digestive disorders

The goal of the study is to examine better ways to treat difficult depression in older adults. Participation in the study lasts between three and 10 months. Clinical visits, study medication and medical evaluations will be provided at no cost for eligible participants. The study is underwritten by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.  For more information, call (412) 246-6006 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions. All rights reserved.

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on UPMC.com is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, UPMC.com is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

© UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA, USA UPMC.com