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Understanding Common Causes of Failure in Depression Studies

depression.jpgThe failure rate of clinical studies in depression is high, and placebo response is often blamed.  In this webinar, Dr. Jack Modell, a board certified psychiatrist with more than 35 years of experience in clinical research and patient care, discusses why there is more to the story than placebo response, including:

  • Inclusion of subjects that have depressive symptoms, but don't truly meet the criteria for major depressive disorder
  • The reliability of human raters
  • Properly defined study objectives

Additionally, Dr. Modell addresses steps that can be taken to avoid these pitfalls.