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Trial record 6 of 173 for:    Recruiting, Not yet recruiting, Available Studies | psychiatric disorder OR bipolar OR depression | Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00367003
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 22, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 21, 2019
The Dana Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patricio Riva Posse, Emory University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the proposed study is to evaluate the safety, feasibility and efficacy of chronic, high frequency stimulation of the subgenual cingulate white matter (Cg25WM) using the ANS Totally Implantable Deep Brain Stimulation System as an adjunctive treatment for severe treatment-refractory Major Depression in twenty TRD patients, and to investigate potential mechanisms of action of this intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Device: Deep Brain Stimulator, implantable Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Major Depression is one of the most common and costly of all psychiatric disorders. While depression can be effectively treated in the majority of patients by either medication or some form of evidence-based psychotherapy, up to 20% of patients fail to respond to standard interventions. For these patients, trial-and-error combinations of multiple medications and electroconvulsive therapy are often required (Kennedy and Lam 2003; UK ECT Review Group 2003). For patients who remain severely depressed despite these aggressive approaches, new strategies are needed.

Specific Aim 1. To asses the safety and tolerability of acute and chronic Cg25-DBS.

Specific Aim 2. To assess the antidepressant efficacy of active Cg25-DBS in treatment-resistant depressed patients.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression
Study Start Date : September 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2019

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: DBS for Treatment Resistant Depression
Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression.
Device: Deep Brain Stimulator, implantable
Deep Brain Stimulator

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. decrease in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale-24 score of at least 50% at 6 months open treatment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Age 18-70 years old.
  • Currently insured or receiving Medicare.
  • Ability to provide written informed consent.
  • Diagnosis of a Major Depressive Episode or Bipolar Type II - current episode depressed
  • Current episode duration of at least 1 year
  • Failure to respond to a minimum of four different antidepressant treatments.
  • Failure or intolerance of an adequate course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) during any episode.
  • All patients must have an established outpatient psychiatrist and be willing to sign a written release to allow study investigators to give and receive information from this psychiatrist
  • Willing to temporarily relocate to the Atlanta area for at least 3-4 months and return for all required follow-up visits

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00367003

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Contact: Sinead Quinn 404-727-9228
Contact: Lydia Denisson 404-712-1580

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United States, Georgia
Emory University School of Medicine Recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Contact: Sinead Quinn    404-727-9228   
Contact: Lydia Denison    404-712-1580   
Sub-Investigator: Robert Gross, M.D., Ph.D.         
Principal Investigator: Patricio Riva Posse, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Andrea Cowell, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Helen Mayberg, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
The Dana Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Patricio Riva Posse, MD Emory University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):

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Responsible Party: Patricio Riva Posse, Assistant Professor, Emory University Identifier: NCT00367003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00024883
First Posted: August 22, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 21, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Keywords provided by Patricio Riva Posse, Emory University:
Depression, Unipolar, Bipolar-II, DBS, Imaging
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Depressive Disorder, Treatment-Resistant
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders