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Study of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) as add-on Treatment for Resistant Major Depression (DEPRESCO)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2011 by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
H. Lundbeck A/S
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Emmanuel Haffen, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01428804
First received: September 2, 2011
Last updated: September 5, 2011
Last verified: September 2011

September 2, 2011
September 5, 2011
June 2011
June 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
MADRS [time frame: baseline, 1 wk, 2 wk, 4wk, 12 wk, 24 wk] [ Time Frame: [time frame: baseline, 1 wk, 2 wk, 4wk, 12 wk, 24 wk] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The changes in MADRS will constitute the major research outcome measure used to assess response to tDCS
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01428804 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • HDRS-21 [ Time Frame: [time frame: baseline, 1 wk, 2 wk, 4wk, 12 wk, 24 wk] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • BDI-13 [ Time Frame: [time frame: baseline, 1 wk, 2 wk, 4wk, 12 wk, 24 wk] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • subscores for anxiety depression scale from HRDS-21 [ Time Frame: [time frame: baseline, 1 wk, 2 wk, 4wk, 12 wk, 24 wk] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • STAI [ Time Frame: [time frame: baseline, 1 wk, 2 wk, 4wk, 12 wk, 24 wk] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Study of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) as add-on Treatment for Resistant Major Depression
Pilot Study of Feasibility of the Effect of Treatment With tDCS in Patients Suffering From Resistant Depression

The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of tDCS applied at the anodic left DLPFC of patients with resistant depression compared to patients treated with conventional therapy. The tDCS is used in add-on drug treatment with antidepressants of reference in resistant depression.

The aim of our study is to investigate the effect of tDCS applied at the anodic left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)of patients with resistant depression compared to patients treated with conventional therapy. The tDCS is used in add-on drug treatment with antidepressants of reference in resistant depression.

This is a randomized 2-arm parallel, double blind study comparing 2 groups of 12 patients: patients treated with sham tDCS and whose medication reference is stabilized for a month vs. patients treated by active tDCS 10 sessions over five days and whose medication reference is stabilized for a month. The 24 patients with resistant depression will be selected in the psychiatric department of the University Hospital of Besançon. After giving informed consent, patients will be evaluated by a psychiatrist using the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS), the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The complete assessment takes 40 minutes.

After locating the left DLPFC, treatment with active tDCS with a current of 2 mA or sham will be directed by 20-minute session. A psychometric assessment will be conducted again at the end of treatment week and one month, three months and finally six months after stopping treatment. Scales of comfort and acceptability will also be proposed to the patient to determine whether any gene is caused by this treatment.

This study will include two parallel arms:

  • a group named G1 and treated by medication with escitalopram (Seroplex®) stabilized for at least 1 month and 10 sessions of tDCS anode active at 2 sessions per day (1 morning and 1 afternoon) for 5 days with an electric current 2 mA;
  • a group named G2 and treated by medication with escitalopram (Seroplex®) stabilized for at least 1 month and sham tDCS.

These two groups are matched for age (+/- 5 years) and gender. The population of this study will be comprised of patients over age 18 with unipolar depressive episode resistant episode characterized by the failure of two antidepressant treatments for depressive episode and treated by medication with escitalopram (Seroplex®) (20 mg/day), since at least 1 month. The delay of one month is a minimum to observe a non-response. Moreover, in term of ethical point of view, it's difficult to wait 6 to 8 weeks to observe the non-response to treatment.

These people will be recruited on a voluntary basis, after notification and consent in the research center, the Psychiatry Clinical Department of the University Hospital of Besançon. This study was conducted over a period of 15 months.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Resistant Major Depression
Device: transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
Device: Eldith DC-Stimulator real or sham tDCS for 20 minutes at 2mA intensity over the left DLPFC (F3 according to the 10-20 system) Other Name: Eldith DC - Stimulator (neuroConn GmbH, Ilmenau, Germany)
Other Name: Eldith DC - Stimulator (neuroConn GmbH, Ilmenau, Germany)
  • Active Comparator: active tDCS
    a group named G1 and treated by medication with escitalopram (Seroplex®) stabilized for at least 1 month and 10 sessions of tDCS anode active at 2 sessions per day (1 morning and 1 afternoon) for 5 days with an electric current 2 mA
    Intervention: Device: transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
  • Sham Comparator: sham tDCS
    a group named G2 and treated by medication with escitalopram (Seroplex®) stabilized for at least 1 month and sham tDCS.
    Intervention: Device: transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
24
December 2012
June 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subject whose MDD are single or recurrent without psychotic features according to DSM-IV-TR
  • subject with a diagnosis of resistant major depression (1 or 2 failed antidepressant treatments for the current depressive episode)
  • MADRS score ≥ 25
  • subjects with drug treatment by escitalopram (Seroplex®) for at least one month
  • right-handed patients
  • without severe progressive somatic pathology (especially tumor diseases, degenerative diseases)
  • without severe cognitive impairment making psychometric evaluation impossible
  • excepted antidepressant treatment, psychotropic following are tolerated during the course of the study : benzodiazepine anxiolytics (up to 20mg/day diazepam equivalent) ; hydroxyzine (up to 50 mg/day) ; cyamemazine (up to 50 mg/day) ; hypnotics (imidazopyridine up to 7.5 mg/day).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subject treated with antipsychotics or mood stabilizers
  • subjects resistant to escitalopram (Seroplex®)
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact: Emmanuem HAFFEN, Prof. +33381218154 emmanuel.haffen@univ-fcomte.fr
France
 
NCT01428804
DEPRESCO
No
Emmanuel Haffen, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
Emmanuel Haffen
H. Lundbeck A/S
Principal Investigator: Emmanuel HAFFEN, Prof. CHU Besancon - Clinical Psychiatric Department
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
September 2011

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