Study on how medicines to treat depression are used in older people - participants sought

22 November 2017

The Manchester Centre for Health Economics at The University of Manchester is planning a study to explore how medicines to treat depression (antidepressants) are best used in older people.

We are looking for members of the public to have some input into our plans before we start our research.

We would especially like to hear from you if you have been affected by depression, or take many medications for different health conditions, or if you have experience of caring for someone with depression. Our research will focus on people over 65 years old.                           

Being involved is very flexible and we will not ask you to commit in any way that does not suit you. We would like to speak on a one on one basis. This could be face-to-face or by telephone. The conversation would be an informal chat and may last up to 1 hour. You will be reimbursed a small amount for your time and any travel expenses you may have. We want our research to focus on issues that are important to you and to be conducted in a way that is clear and acceptable.

If you interested or would like more information about being involved, please contact Niall Davison as follows:

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Telephone - +44 (0)161 275 1139 (between 9am and 5pm)

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