Ketamine to treat depression trial
Black Dog Institute researchers have demonstrated the enormous potential of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression.
Chief Investigator: Professor Colleen Loo
Whilst ketamine is approved for use in anaesthesia, it has not received approval for use in depression. This is because there are still significant gaps in our knowledge about dosage levels, treatment protocols and the effectiveness and safety of longterm use. Professor Colleen Loo and her team have done some pioneering work in answering these important questions.
We are pleased to announce that the NHMRC has provided funding to establish a national clinical trial into ketamine. This study commenced in mid-2016 with trial locations based in Sydney, Melbourne, Noble Park (VIC), Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast and Dunedin (NZ).
- Be aged 18 years or above
- Have been experiencing feelings of depression for at least 4 weeks
The study involves trialling a new product for depression, which some recent studies have found to have antidepressant effects.
Volunteers will attend on an outpatient basis at the Black Dog Institute or other trial site and involve up to 20 visits over 8 weeks.
*Other selection criteria apply, which will be advised upon contact.
We are actively recruiting participants for this study. For more information, or to be screened for our study at one of these locations, please email your name, phone number and address to your preferred trial site:
- Black Dog Institute/UNSW, Sydney (NSW): email@example.com [phone: (02) 9382 9509]
- Royal Prince Alfred Hospital/USyd, Sydney (NSW): firstname.lastname@example.org [phone: (02) 9515 1439]
- Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide (SA): email@example.com [phone: (08) 8313 7676]
- Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Melbourne (VIC): firstname.lastname@example.org [phone: (03) 9076 6592]
- South Eastern Private Hospital, Noble Park (VIC): Ket.Study@healthecare.com.au
- Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast, (QLD): KADSTrialGoldCoast@health.qld.gov.au
- Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth (WA): SCGH.MHUKADS@health.wa.gov.au
- Dunedin (NZ): Shona Neehoff - email@example.com
Please note, you will most likely receive a faster reply emailing rather than calling on the phone.