Comparison of Treatment Effect of Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine on Depression in China and America

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2012 by Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Xue Yan, Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01558154
First received: March 2, 2012
Last updated: March 16, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

Comparison of different assessment methods to evaluate the treatment efficacy of Chinese medicine on minor and mild depression.


Condition Intervention
Depression
Drug: Chinese herbs
Procedure: acupuncture
Other: Psychotherapy
Device: Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Treatment Effect of Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine on Depression in China and America

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Further study details as provided by Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • psychological questionnaires [ Time Frame: 12 weeks post treatment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Chinese herb
Chinese herbs special for depression
Drug: Chinese herbs
Chinese herbs special for depression
Experimental: acupuncture Procedure: acupuncture
six acupuncture point including DU20, EX HN3, EX HN1, PC6,HT7,SP6,special for depression
Experimental: Psychotherapy Other: Psychotherapy
Thought Imprint Psychotherapy under lower Resistance State
Experimental: physiotherapy Device: Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Give magnetic stimulation at head

Detailed Description:

Significant differences show on the evaluation of treatment efficacy of Chinese medicine on depression in China and America. Choose minor and mild depression patients as trials. One hundred and sixty trials will be included and randomly divided into Chinese medicine group (n=40), acupuncture group (n=40), traditional Chinese medicine psychology group (n=40) and physical treatment group (n=40). Time points of assessment are before treatment, 1 week, 2 weeks, 4weeks, 6 weeks and 12 weeks post treatment.The assessment tools are series of psychological questionnaires. And study the mechanism of treatment efficacy assessment variances by different methods.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • According with ICD-10 criteria of depression;
  • Age 16-70;
  • Antidepressant and other Psychiatric drugs have not been had two weeks before the trial, or the drugs above had been used but have cleaning period of two weeks;
  • Level of education is higher than junior middle school;
  • Course of disease is more than two weeks;
  • Volunteer to join and Signed the informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or lactation;
  • Severe depression or have serious suicidal tendencies
  • long distance or other causes who can not adherence to treatment
  Contacts and Locations
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Contacts
Contact: Weidong Wang, Master 86-10-88001261 pro_wwd@sohu.com
Contact: Xue Yan, Doctor 86-10-88001178 snowater27@hotmail.com

Locations
China, Beijing
Guang'anmen Hospital Not yet recruiting
Beijing, Beijing, China, 100053
Contact: Xue Yan, doctor    86-10-88001178    snowater27@hotmail.com   
Contact: Xueyu Lv, doctor    86-10-88001178    yuyu1208@163.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Weidong Wang, master Guang'anmen Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Xue Yan, Psychology Department, Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01558154     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011DFA30960
Study First Received: March 2, 2012
Last Updated: March 16, 2012
Health Authority: China: State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Keywords provided by Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences:
depression
Chinese herb
acupuncture
Psychotherapy
Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 20, 2014