For Participants Of Paid Medical Research And Clinical Trials For Depression and Mental Illness
For people who have never experienced depression in any form, it is something you simply don’t understand and couldn’t possibly imagine. Clinical depression is a diagnosed illness that someone might suffer from and can not control. It is most often medicated and the individual will undergo frequent and regular medical supervision as it is a diagnosis that can evolve over time dependent on environmental influences and additional stresses that simply living from day to day can often times bring.
Sadly though, as we live in a society where the majority of Americans are simply not able to go to seek preventative medical treatment on a regular basis, many suffer silently with this disease that they don’t understand and can not describe.
Do you feel sad? Is it an ongoing state of being, or simply a mood fluctuation that you can not control nor predict? There are so many different types of mental illness, and it is often times shunned in society so many do not want to seek help or treatment out of shame. We feel that we should be able to control our feelings, and that inner most voice within ourselves. We all have it. Many consider it common sense–when you can determine right from wrong morally or simply the discretion of choices that might be best for us while affecting no one else. Mental illness and more specifically depression can cause a disconnect in this inner most voice we hear. Positive people who feel good and are healthy simply hear a different voice from those who suffer from depression. Healthy people look in the mirror and while they may be unattractive or feel badly about one particular item of appearance–they resolve themselves to happily prioritizing the other things they DO like about themselves. Depressed people look into a mirror and may obsess over that one thing no matter how small, that makes them feel sad, ugly, not of value, etc.
It is a dark and lonely world to live every day with depression. It can lead to other diseases such as obesity or many believe even fatal illness such as Cancers and more. How we feel affects every cell in our being. Depression causes countless deaths, suicides and even murder in our society each day…and often times goes undiagnosed even still. The most difficult aspect of so many who suffer from depression, is that they don’t know what it is. After months or years of living in the state of depression, most resolve themselves to this state of mind and simply adjust to what it is they know for sure: they don’t feel good. They don’t want to see people. They don’t want to go outside, or have relationships. The cause of each person’s depression can be as unique as the people themselves. Because of this, we as human beings often times just simply adjust our lives around this “new normal” and become reclusive.
Having depression however doesn’t always mean you want to stay in the dark and away from people.
Many who suffer from depression live relatively normal lives from day to day, while coming home to the sick reality of this unexplainable illness night after night. They may shut themselves off from friends, or even family with whom they share a home. It can be misunderstood by loved ones; and this helps to perpetuate the disease into something even more serious. Depression should never be looked at as something a person suffering from it can make different and better choices for him or herself. People suffering from depression most often do not have the ability to see themselves the way others do, as unmotivated, negative people.
Some may require intense medical treatment to feel better. Many require the services of a counselor or therapist, even a psychologist or psychiatrist in order to prescribe medicine that can establish a better more harmonious chemical balance in the brain. While others might simply need to alter daily patterns, and add exercise into his or her regimen. Exercise releases a very valuable natural chemical in the brain that stimulates us to feel better. Making only this change in our lives can sometimes make a world of difference to a person who suffers from minor depression that doesn’t need medical attention.
The benefits of participating in a paid depression study
The benefit of participating in medical research for this mysterious illness is that when involving yourself in paid clinical trials whether compensated monetarily or in medical supplies and medicine–you will receive cutting edge medical treatment from professionals who understand what you are going through. For people with limited access to doctors on a regular basis, this can mean the difference in life and death. While you may make your own life better through this type of clinical trial and medical research, others will benefit from your emotional and physical investment in the days and decades to come. Through each clinical trial for depression, researchers are able to learn more about the lifestyle, physical and mental factors and genetics at play in the dedication of the medical community to find a cure for this sad disease.
If you don’t understand it, or take it seriously…it’s because you have never had to endure a day with depression. ARPMR.org is dedicated to bringing awareness to this horrible condition, and bring to you the opportunity to participate in medical research for new treatment and cures.