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Participants sought for research study on depression

PACFA Members are invited to participate in a research project on diagnostic decision making that is being conducted at the Australian National University (ANU). The research investigates the decision-making processes that influence the assessment and/or diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) across health care settings and aims to determine how the different signs and symptoms of MDD are weighted by clinicians and trainee clinicians in the diagnostic decision-making process. This research study has received Ethics Approval from the ANU Science and Medical DERC, approval code 2019/367.

Participants will be required to provide basic background information and complete a short choice task of approximately 15 minutes where they will be asked to make clinical decisions based on hypothetical case information. In addition to contributing to research on best practice, all participants will go into a draw to win 1 of 3 Westfield Gift cards.  Please click here to participate in the survey. Any questions or comments can be directed to Dr Bruce Christensen: Bruce.Christensen@anu.edu.au or Madeleine Makinson: Madeleine.Makinson@anu.edu.au