Feeling down and can't seem to snap out of it?
You may be suffering from depression. And you are not alone. In the United States, about one out of every 10 adults experiences depression every year. That’s more than 20 million people.
The good news? There are lots of ways to help someone with depression feel better. And researchers are working on new treatments all the time.
The COMPARE study
Right now, researchers and clinicians from four major health care centers in the U.S. are getting together to study new treatments right now. Our study is called COMPARE. We want to compare two treatments for depression:
- A gentle, easy-to-do form of yoga focused on breathing, stretching, and relaxation.
- A talk therapy called behavior activation that helps motivate people to get out and do things that are important to them.
If we find out that both of these ways of treating depression work, we’ll have more ways to help people with depression feel better.
But to do this, we need your help.
If you join our study, you can get treatment that may help your depression.
At the same time, you may be able to help other people who struggle with depression.
When you join, you’ll receive either 12 weeks of yoga classes or 12 weeks of talk therapy. (We can’t tell you right now which kind of treatment you’ll have, so you must be open to doing either of them.)
Both the yoga classes and the talk therapy will be done on a smartphone, tablet, or computer instead of in person.* You can also get up to $170.00 for answering questions that will help us see how you’re doing.
What do I need to do to join?
To join the COMPARE study, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have symptoms of depression or sad mood
- Be able to read English (Spanish version coming soon!)
- Live in Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina or Rhode Island
What happens after you're done?
After the study is over, we will look at all of the information we have to see how much the yoga classes and therapy sessions helped our participants to feel better. We will let you know what we learn.
How can I join the study?
Just click on the link below. You’ll be asked to answer some questions to make sure that the study is a good fit for you. Then you can continue to enroll in the study.
If you have questions about the study or about how to join, you can call us at 401-479-3698. We’ll be happy to tell you more about the study. We can also help you enroll.
*We have a limited number of tablets available for loan. Please inquire.