Recruiting participants to research studies about common diseases: Depression
According to the Swedish public health authority, the definition of an endemic disease is “…a disease with high frequency in the public and that is deemed to have a large impact on the public health during a certain period of time.”
One of our endemic diseases is mental illness, and especially depression. According to Forska!Sverige, more than one million people in Sweden are suffering from some kind of mental illness.
Trialy has been responsible for recruiting research participants to several different studies about depression. For example, in two of the studies, Omega-3 and probiotics were examined as additional treatments of depression, along side ordinarie pharmaceuticals. The purpose of the studies is to be able to offer more individualized treatments in the future. We at Trialy are very proud to be a part of this important research, by helping the research team to find suitable participants. Both studies are conducted by researchers at Lund University and Region Skåne.
We hope that our contribution to this study makes way for new insights in the research about depression, and new knowledge on how to best handle the diagnosis. As one of our endemic diseases it’s clear that mental illness have an enormous impact on many lives, and if these lives can be made just a bit easier by this research – we are more than happy with our contribution.