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Follow-up Study of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Treat Major Depressive Disorder

2014-08-27 03:12:43 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators purpose is to follow remitted patients from their previous study using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS); as to verify whether this treatment prevents relapse.

Description

Our first ongoing study (Efficacy Study of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to Treat Major Depressive Disorder) addresses whether tDCS is an effective treatment for depression treatment. The purpose of the present study is to determine whether tDCS is also an effective strategy for sustaining remission.

We will enroll patients who presented remission using tDCS from our previous study and offer them to tDCS every other week for three months, than once a month for another three months. We will address whether tDCS prevents relapse by assessing depression scores once a month, using a time-to-event analysis.

The importance of the present study is to determine whether tDCS is able to sustain remission during long-term follow-up of depressed patients.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Major Depressive Disorder

Intervention

transcranial direct current stimulation

Location

University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo
SP
Brazil

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

University of Sao Paulo

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:43-0400

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