Mood Disorders Program - Clinical Research
The mission of the Mood Disorders Program is to discover innovative, new therapies for patients suffering from treatment-resistant mood disorders in order to improve the quality of life for these individuals and their families. The program pursues excellence in patient-oriented research, clinical care, education, and community outreach, with a spirit of beneficence, humility, and integrity.
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Individuals who have not responded favorably to a variety of therapies for Major Depressive Disorder are considered to have treatment-resistant depression and are of particular interest to our program.
If you are depressed, feel that your current medication is not working well enough, or you meet the requirements below, then you may be eligible to participate in one of our research studies.
In addition, women with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may participate in one of our research studies.
Please visit the BCM Clinical Studies website for an up-to-date listing and description of our research studies that are currently enrolling patients.
Patients who participate in research may be reimbursed for travel and parking expenses.
Who Is Eligible For Our Studies?
- Men and women diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), or women with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Patients between the ages of 18 and 65
- Patients not currently abusing street drugs or alcohol
- Patients not diagnosed with unstable medical or neurological illnesses
- Patients willing to obtain copies of medical records from previous psychiatrist(s)
Where Is Our Research Conducted?
Our clinical research is conveniently located at various BCM affiliate sites throughout Harris County while the majority of our research is conducted at:
- Baylor College of Medicine, Jamail Specialty Care Center
1977 Butler Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030
- Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030 (map)
- NeuroPsychiatric Center
1502 Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030 (map)
If you have questions about our research studies, please contact our research coordinator at the toll-free phone number or e-mail address listed below. All inquiries are confidential.
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS 350
Houston, Texas 77030
If you are a clinician who would like to contact a study psychiatrist regarding a potential referral, please contact:
Sanjay J. Mathew, M.D., (MEDVAMC) at 713-791-1414 ext. 4159, or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Rayan Al Jurdi, M.D., (MEDVAMC) at 713-791-1414, ext. 6709, or via e-mail email@example.com
Asim Shah, M.D., (NPC) at 713-873-5143, or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Swann, M.D. at email@example.com