Studies

DEPRESSION:
Many people have experienced a bout of sadness or grief at one point in their lives. If this feeling persists for several weeks and significantly affects a person’s family, work, or personal life, he or she may be suffering from an episode of Major Depressive Disorder.

Depression is a mental, emotional and, often, physical condition. It involves some or all of the following symptoms occurring most of the day, nearly every day for two or more weeks:
Feelings of sadness
Loss of interest or pleasure
Increase or decrease in appetite
Increased or decreased sleep
Feeling fidgety and/or slowed down
Loss of energy or feeling tired
Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, or worthlessness
Difficulty concentrating
Thoughts of death or even suicide




BIPOLAR DISORDER:
Bipolar Disorder is a condition characterized by significant fluctuations in mood, ranging from periods of depression  to periods of elevated mood or mania. The exact cause of these “mood swings” is unknown, but it more often occurs with relatives of people with bipolar disorder. In order to have a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder, an individual must have had at least one prior manic or mixed (meeting criteria for both a depressive episode and a manic episode). In order to have a diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder, you must have had one or more depressive episodes and at least one prior hypomanic episode which is a period of elated or euphoric mood which lasts less than a week and is less severe than a manic episode (see below).

In the state of Bipolar Depression one may experience the following symptoms:
Feelings of sadness
Loss of interest or pleasure
Increase or decrease in appetite
Increased or decreased sleep
Feeling fidgety and/or slowed down
Loss of energy or feeling tired
Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, or worthlessness
Difficulty concentrating
Thoughts of death or even suicide 

If most or all of these symptoms occur for most of the day, nearly every day, and persist for two weeks or longer, an individual who has had at least one prior hypomanic, manic or mixed episode may be experiencing a Bipolar Depressive Episode.  

An episode of Bipolar Mania is a period of one week or longer of persistently elevated or irritable mood. 
Symptoms of mania include:
Euphoria or elevated mood
Irritability
Decreased need for sleep
High self- esteem
Racing thoughts or distractibility
Rapid or increased speech, difficult to interrupt
Impulsivity
Pursuit of pleasure without regard for risks or consequences
Hyperactivity or restlessness




ANXIETY:
Anxiety is a nervous, worried, and/or fearful feeling towards an uncontrollable situation. With anxiety disorders, you may feel this way most of the time for no clear cause. The strength of the feeling may change over time but it may be of such a persistent nature that it impairs one’s ability to function in work, relationships or other important area of one’s life.

Some emotional and physical symptoms of anxiety include:
Excessive worry and tension
Restlessness or fidgetiness
Irritability
Difficulty concentrating
Insomnia
Muscle tension
Racing heartbeat or palpitations
Difficulty breathing
Sweating or feeling flushed
Upset stomach, nausea or vomiting
Frequent urination



ADULT ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (AD/HD)
AD/HD is frequently diagnosed as a behavioral disorder in childhood. It is characterized by symptoms of inattention which may or may not be accompanied symptoms of hyperactivity. However, this condition can also be found in adults. In order for adults to be diagnosed with AD/HD, they must have experienced the onset of symptoms during childhood or adolescence.  With adult AD/HD, one may experience some of the following symptoms:

Inattentive symptoms:
Difficulty paying attention/ waiting
Difficulty completing things
Easily distracted
Frequently making mistakes
Difficulty organizing and managing time
Difficulty listening/ following instructions
Frequently losing or forgetting things

Hyperactive symptoms:
Fidgety and restless
Difficulty sitting still
Talkative/ frequently interrupts others
Feel driven or always on the go
Difficulty waiting
Impulsive
Intrusive/Tends to “Butt in” inappropriately

One may have either the Inattentive type, Hyperactive type or the Combined type of AD/HD which is characterized by both Inattentive and Hyperactive symptoms.

Village Clinical Research conducts studies for the following conditions:

If you have been diagnosed or believe you may be suffering from one of these conditions, you may find more information below. If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial for one of these conditions, please call us at (646) 688 5224 or email us at: info@villagecr.com.


  1. Depression

  2. Bipolar Disorder, Types I and II, Depressed and Manic phases

  3. Anxiety

  4. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

For more information about our current depression studies call (212) 688 5224 or email us

For more information about our current bipolar studies call (212) 688 5224 or email us

For more information about our current anxiety studies call (212) 688 5224 or email us

For more information about our current AD/HD studies call (212) 688 5224 or email us

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