Acupuncture as a Supplemental Treatment for Bipolar Depression
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of Bipolar Depression.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Adjunctive Acupuncture as a Treatment for Bipolar Depression|
|Study Start Date:||November 2001|
Patients receive 8 weeks (12 sessions) of acupuncture treatment plus stable medication. Patients are randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture designed to relieve symptoms of depression or acupuncture designed to relieve some other legitimate physical condition. A comparison group of patients who take medication but do not receive acupuncture is assessed to evaluate the effectiveness of medication alone. Patients participate in clinical assessment each week, which includes visiting with a psychiatrist and completing symptom rating scales.
|United States, Texas|
|Bipolar Disorder Clinic and Research Program|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390|