Limbix Spark Clinical Trial

Limbix is running a research study on teenage depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to test whether a mobile app for depression is an effective treatment, compared to educational materials. Participants will receive a gift card up to $50 - $100.

Study Overview

1. Schedule an appointment
You (and your guardian if under 18) will schedule a virtual appointment using an online calendar. This appointment will consist of a video call with a study coordinator who will describe the study and help you review the consent form. If you choose to participate in the study, you will then verify your eligibility and enroll in the study.
2. Use your assigned treatment for 5-12 weeks
You will receive either the Limbix Spark app OR an educational app to use on your smartphone for up to 10 weeks. You will also complete brief surveys before, during, and after the study.
3. Receive compensation
You will earn a gift card up to $50 - $100 for participation.

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible to participate if you:

You will be ineligible to participate if you:

  • Are between 13 and 21 years old
  • Are experiencing symptoms of depression
  • Are stable for at least two months on any treatment (including medication or psychotherapy) for a mental health disorder
  • Will be residing in the USA for the duration of the up to 12-week study
  • Have a US-based primary care and/or licensed mental healthcare provider and are able to provide their name and contact information
  • Can read and understand English fluently
  • Have access to a smartphone (iPhone 5s or later and running iOS 10.0 or later or running Android 4.4 KitKat or later) and regular internet access
  • Are willing to provide informed e-consent/assent or (if under 18 and not legally emancipated or financially independent under relevant state laws) your legal guardian is willing to provide informed e-consent.
  • If under 18 and not legally emancipated or financially independent, have a parent or legal guardian who can read and understand english fluently

  • Have any history of suicide attempts, are engaging in self-harm behaviors, or are actively having thoughts of suicide
  • Have a diagnosis by a doctor of bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, or any psychotic disorder, including schizophrenia
  • Are incapable of understanding or completing study procedures and digital intervention
  • Have previously participated in user testing or clinical testing of Limbix Spark
Schedule an Appointment
To sign up for this study, please schedule a virtual video consent appointment with a study coordinator.
For this video call you will need:
  • To be over 18 OR accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (if under 18)
  • Valid government ID or valid government ID of parent/legal guardian (if under 18)
  • Name and contact information of your primary care or licensed mental health provider
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