Diet as a therapeutic target in depression: A randomised controlled trial

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:16:00 +1100

The study will investigate the effects of an educational, dietary intervention in comparison to a social support program for people suffering depression.

This study is a 12-week, randomised controlled trial, meaning participants are allocated to either the educational dietary interevention or the social support program by chance. Over the 12-week period, participants will attend 8 sessions at the research centre. Each session will last up to an hour.

Men and women are eligible to take part in the study if they are:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Suffering from major depressive disorder

Unfortunately people cannot take part if they:

  • Have had two or more failed trials of antidepressant therapy for the current major depressive episode
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have severe food allergies, intolerances or aversions

Ethics

This study has been approved by the Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC ref: HREC/12/VICBH/19), St. Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Human Research Ethics Committee-D (St Vincent’s HREC Ref: 089/12) and the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee (2012-156).

Consent and privacy

Information and data obtained in connection with this study project that can identify you will remain confidential. Your information will only be used for the purpose of the study project and it will only be disclosed with your permission, except as required by law. Should you provide blood samples for future research, the information you provide for the study may be accessed again. This would only be conducted under the approval of the Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee and the St Vincent’s Human Research Ethics Committee.

More information:

Contact

If you are interested in participating in the trial please contact the project team at:

Email: diet@barwonhealth.org.au

Phone: Melbourne - (03) 8415 0944, Geelong - (03) 4215 3325


Over the 12-week period, participants will attend 8 sessions at the research centre. Each session will last up to an hour.
Over the 12-week period, participants will attend 8 sessions at the research centre. Each session will last up to an hour.
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20th August 2012