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Study of Genes in Relation to Seasonal Affective Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder (Season605)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kathryn Ariel Roecklein, University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01292889
First received: February 8, 2011
Last updated: January 5, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
  Purpose
The investigators are looking for volunteers who have a history of Major Depressive Disorder, the Winter Blues, or Seasonal Affective Disorder or healthy volunteers who do not have a history of these disorders for a research study on genetics.

Condition
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Gene Polymorphisms in Mood Disorders

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Saliva samples for DNA collection

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Consists of Individuals with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Subsyndromal Seasonal Affective Disorder
Consists of individuals who do not meet SAD criteria,but present more symptoms for the disorder than do controls.
Major Depressive Disorder
Consists of individuals who have MDD.
Controls
Consists of individuals who do not present symptoms of SAD or MDD.

Detailed Description:
The investigators are looking for volunteers who have a history of Major Depressive Disorder, the Winter Blues, or Seasonal Affective Disorder or healthy volunteers who do not have a history of these disorders for a research study on genetics. Participation involves one 2-3 hour visit involving two diagnostic interviews, DNA collection, and questionnaires.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
community sample
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • SAD or MDD
  • healthy control

Exclusion Criteria:

  • drug or alcohol dependence
  • Bipolar Disorder
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01292889

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology 605 Old Engineering Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15260
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kathryn A Roecklein, PhD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kathryn Ariel Roecklein, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01292889     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Seasonality605 
Study First Received: February 8, 2011
Last Updated: January 5, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Summary data will be provided upon request to collaborators.

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Depression
Winter Blues

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mood Disorders
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on December 07, 2016