Mirai Depression Study
At-home depression study using your phone
Join the Mirai Depression Study with your smartphone to test the effectiveness of an investigational mobile app to help further manage depression.
Diagnosed with depression and currently on medication
10-13 week study
No in-person visits
Up to $350 for completion of the study
Working together to advance research for depression.
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Fast facts about depression
Depression (also called major depressive disorder) is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.1
According to the World Health Organization:
- Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
- Globally, more than 322 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
1. Mayo Clinic
Who may be eligible
Between the ages of 22-64
Able to speak and read English
Diagnosed with depression and have been on medication for at least six weeks
Own and are the primary user of an Android or iPhone smartphone
Participating can help researchers better understand whether the digital therapeutics within the Mirai Study App help_outline are possible treatments for depression. If qualified, you will continue to take your prescribed medication and will be assigned to one of the two digital therapeutics help_outline within the Mirai Study App. During the study, you will:
In the first 2 weeks, you’ll complete 3 practice brain exercises in the Mirai Study App.
Check-in with a Study Doctor
You’ll have video chats and phone check-ins with the Study Doctor regarding the use of the Mirai Study App, your medication and health.
Talk to a medical professional
You’ll conduct phone interviews with a mental health professional.
Use the Mirai Study App help_outline The Mirai Study App will provide participants with one of the two digital therapeutics being investigated in the Mirai Depression Study.
You will use the mobile app for up to 10 weeks.
You’ll answer questions about your depression symptoms and health.
What you'll receive:
Reimbursement for completion of the study
Your currently prescribed antidepressant medication and study-related tests at no costs to you while you are in the study
Exclusive access to the Project Baseline community and resources
Contribute to advance research for depression
Mirai Depression Study
In this study, the researchers want to learn more about an app, called the “Mirai Study App help_outline”, for participants who are already taking an antidepressant medication for their symptoms. Participants will download the Mirai Study App onto a smartphone. The app has two digital therapeutics. A digital therapeutic is a new type of therapy that people can access through software downloaded onto a phone. In this study, the Mirai Study App, containing two investigational digital therapeutics, will undergo evaluation to provide potential therapy for depression symptoms.
Otsuka is the sponsor of this study.
The study lasts up to 13 weeks.
Project Baseline is a broad effort to better understand health and prevent disease. This study is a part of the broader initiative to better understand new possible treatments for depression.
You need to own and use an Android smartphone (OS 9.0 or greater) or an iPhone (iOS 13.0 or greater).
You will receive the Mirai Study App help_outline, the Project Baseline App, your antidepressant medication, and all study related tests at no costs to you while you are in the study. In addition, you may be reimbursed up to $350 to cover the costs associated with being part of this study, including cellular data charges, through a payment service.
An at-home (or remote) clinical study is one in which you can fully participate at your home. You will be assigned a study doctor who will conduct study video and phone visits with you.
No. We will not share any information with your insurance or doctor without your consent.
During your participation in the study, the Mirai Study App help_outline will be given to you at no cost.
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