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Individuals With Depression Sought To Participate In Study Of Acupuncture By UPMC Researchers

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2006 — The Center for Integrative Medicine  (CIM) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is seeking individuals who have been diagnosed with depression to participate in a study that will evaluate the benefits of acupuncture for depression.

Researchers with the Acupuncture for Depression study are looking for people who are between the ages of 18 and 80 who have been diagnosed with depression to participate. Those enrolled in the study will receive an evaluation of their depression and acupuncture treatment free of charge at the Center, located at 580 S. Aiken Ave., Shadyside Place, Suite 310, Shadyside.

Those who complete the study will receive up to $50 for their participation. For more information or to participate in the study, please call 412-623-2374.

The CIM is dedicated to clinical services, education and research on an evolving form of health care where disease prevention, practitioner/patient partnership and the evidence-based application of non-conventional treatment strategies are explored in collaboration with conventional medical practices.

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