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The LIFE study (depression treatment study)

Feeling depressed? Participants are needed for a treatment study for people with depression

Researchers from Sunnybrook and from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health are collaborating on a study of alternative forms of treatment for depression using light therapy, negative ion therapy or an antidepressant medication.

We are looking for volunteers suffering from depression who would participate in eight weeks of treatment.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible to participate in the research study if you are between the ages of 19 to 60 and have experienced three or more of the following symptoms for two weeks or longer:

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Loss of interest or motivation
  • Increased or decreased sleep
  • Fatigue or decreased energy
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Poor concentration

To enroll in the study or for more information

Email lifestudy@sunnybrook.ca or call 416 480 4444.

This research is a partnership between Sunnybrook and CAMH, funded by CIHR.

Please note

In this study, two complementary treatments for clinical depression – bright light therapy and negative ion therapy – are being tested in combination with traditional therapies (i.e. antidepressants).