Participants Needed for University Depression Study
The University of Arizona is seeking individuals to participate in a study designed to test a non-medication-based treatment for Major Depression. This treatment will involve receiving a single session of one of two intensities of whole body hyperthermia (WBH). The procedure that takes approximately two hours and involves lying in a machine that delivers safe, infrared heating to the body to determine the effect of WBH on depressive symptoms, stress and immune systems and sleep, and how subjects relate to other people in their environment.
Eligibility requirements include: currently between the ages of 18 and 65; currently experiencing depression for at least four weeks; not currently taking an antidepressant; medically healthy; not actively abusing drugs or alcohol; able to swallow capsules; and no gastrointestinal problems such as esophageal stricture, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or active peptic ulcers.