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Clinical trials

sunlight through the darkness imageClinical trials are a very important part of medical research.

Our trials help researchers discover new effective treatments for mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety; where we not only examine possible new medications for the alleviation of symptoms, but also alternative treatments, such as new psychotherapy techniques.

If you have questions about any particular study or participation in general, please contact the study co-ordinator or our main office.

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Novel treatments in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder

Study co-ordinators

Professor Paul Glue
Email paul.glue@otago.ac.nz

Dr Shona Neehoff
Email shona.neehoff@otago.ac.nz

Collaborators

We are now recruiting patients for this trial

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Communication skills training vs mindfulness to prevent patient aggression

Study co-ordinator

Dr Christopher Gale
Email chris.gale@otago.ac.nz

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Development of novel ketamine formulations

Study co-ordinator

Professor Paul Glue
Email paul.glue@otago.ac.nz

Collaborators

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Evaluation of brain glutamergic mechanisms in patients with treatment resistant anxiety

Principal investigator

Associate Professor Bruce Russell University of Otago National School of Pharmacy

Study co-ordinators

Professor Paul Glue
Email paul.glue@otago.ac.nz

Dr Shona Neehoff
Email shona.neehoff@otago.ac.nz

Collaborators

We are now recruiting patients and healthy volunteers for this trial

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Pilot study of subcutaneous ketamine in elderly suffering from depression

Principal investigator

Associate Professor Yoram Barak

Study co-ordinators

Professor Paul Glue
Email paul.glue@otago.ac.nz

Dr Shona Neehoff
Email shona.neehoff@otago.ac.nz

We are not currently recruiting for this trial

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Renal pharmacodynamics of lithium and amiloride in healthy volunteers

Principal investigator

Professor Rob Walker

Study co-ordinator

Professor Paul Glue
Email paul.glue@otago.ac.nz

Collaborators

We are not currently recruiting for this trial

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