Acupuncture and Massage for Depression During Pregnancy
This study evaluates the efficacy of acupuncture and massage for the treatment of depression during pregnancy. The study also examines differential effects of study treatments on delivery outcome and post partum depression.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
|Official Title:||Acupuncture and Massage for Depression During Pregnancy|
- Depression severity and response status after 8 weeks of treatment
- Depression severity at 3, 6, & 9 months post partum; delivery outcome
Participants in this study are randomly assigned to one of the three experimental groups that include two types of acupuncture treatment and perinatal massage. The two acupuncture treatments are delivered in a double-blind fashion. Treatments consist of an acute phase during which participants receive 12 treatment sessions over a period of 8 weeks. Responders and partial responders enter a continuation phase during which they receive weekly treatments that end 10 weeks post delivery. At the end of the continuation phase, participants continue to be clinically assessed at 3 and 6 months after the end of treatment to detail the natural course of relapse to the index episode in the three treatment groups.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00186654
|United States, California|
|Stanford University School of Medicine|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|
|Principal Investigator:||Rachel Manber||Stanford University|