The SEP-363856 MDD study is a phase 2/3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate an investigational drug in adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) who are currently depressed and have used an antidepressant medication without sufficient improvement in their depression symptoms. The investigational drug is an oral medication that is taken daily along with an approved antidepressant treatment for 14 weeks.

Who is eligible to participate in this study?

To pre-qualify for this study, you must:

      -Be 18 to 65 years of age
      -Have been diagnosed with MDD and currently are experiencing a depressive episode
      -Have used at least 1 but not more than 3 antidepressant medications in your current depressive episode
       without sufficient improvement in your depression symptoms

Additional criteria will apply. All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. You may also be reimbursed for study-related travel expenses.

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Melissa Belardo, APRN

Clinical Investigator

Melissa Belardo, is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC), joins K2 Medical Research with more than a decade of clinical experience. She has served as an investigator in over 20 trials. Prior to clinical research, she held roles in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nurse education.

Melissa’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Adventist University, followed by a master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgetown University.

Melissa is a native of the US Virgin Islands’ and is fluent in both English and Spanish; Melissa has lived in central Florida for the past twenty years. When she’s not at work, you can find her volunteering at her local church and spending time with family.