To be eligible to take part in the study, you will:
What Participation Involves
The ALIGNED Study will be conducted in conjunction with your GP (or other treating doctor). The study will test if prescription of medication guided by pharmacogenomics and possibly a brain scan is better than the choice that your doctor would make, informed by the best available guidelines. All participants will have pharmacogenomic testing and will then be randomly allocated to the pharmacogenomic-informed treatment group or standard treatment group. Neither you nor your doctor will know which treatment group you have been assigned to.
There are 4 study sessions over a period of approximately 3 months (12 weeks).
All sessions will be done by videoconference e.g., ZOOM. Some sessions will include questions about your health and current medications and others will comprise an interview to determine your depression symptoms. To take part in the study, you will need access to a smart phone, tablet or computer with internet access. We can reimburse you for expenditure related to data requirements for attending study videoconference sessions if needed.