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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Depression

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00018746
First Posted: July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
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Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
The study examines efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in treating severely depressed patients who are medicated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Depression Device: repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Threshold vs. Subthreshold TMS in the Treatment of Depression

Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Study Start Date: July 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2001
Detailed Description:
Medicated, treatment resistant, depressed patients are randomized to active or sham repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Responding patients go into a six months follow-up period.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
severe treatment-resistant depression
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00018746


Locations
United States, Connecticut
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06516
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
OverallOfficial: Ralph Hoffman
OverallOfficial: Dan Oren
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00018746     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHBS-037-98S
First Submitted: July 3, 2001
First Posted: July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: December 2004

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