Research studies for people with depression
We are seeking participants for our depression research studies, ranging from new and exciting treatments to online questionnaires, e-mental health tools and blogs.
Edge of the Present: using creative technology to promote positive future thinking
Chief Investigator: Professor Katherine Boydell
How do you imagine the future when you can’t see it? This study explores the impact of an immersive, virtual-reality experience on an individual’s mood, well-being and capacity for future-thinking.
Signs of depression study
Chief Investigator: Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert
A study examining how levels of inflammation found in blood samples may be related to depression.
Ketamine for adult depression study
Chief Investigator: Professor Colleen Loo
Black Dog Institute researchers have demonstrated the enormous potential of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression. Whilst ketamine is approved for use in anaesthesia, it has not received approval for use in depression.
An app to help people with suicidal thoughts
Chief Investigator: Professor Helen Christensen
We are looking for individuals to participate in a trial of a new tablet-based app designed to improve mental health and reduce suicidal thoughts. Many people find it difficult to share their suicidal thoughts and we want to examine if an anonymous self-help app helps people with suicidal thoughts.