Targeting Dopaminergic Mechanisms of Slowing to Improve Late Life Depression
A study of L-DOPA for Depression and Slowing in Older Adults
Sponsor: NIMH
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 3 Weeks
IRB Number: 7270
U.S. Govt. ID: NCT02744391
Contact: Veronika Bailey: 646-774-8655 /
Additional Study Information: In this research study, you will receive a medication called carbidopa/levodopa (Sinemet). This medication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. We are using carbidopa/levodopa off-label in this study to see whether it is capable of improving depressive symptoms as well as mental and physical slowing that occur as people age.
This study is closed
Do You Qualify?
Have you ever been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (or manic-depressive illness)? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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Veronika Bailey