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Evaluation of Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) H-Coil in the Treatment of Major Depression

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00445237
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2009
Information provided by:
Shalvata Mental Health Center

Brief Summary:
This study is evaluating the safety and feasibility of the novel deep TMS H-coil designs in the treatment of resistant major depression in an open study using two different H-coil designs.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Major Depression Device: H1 and H2 deep TMS coils Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the H1 Coil and H2 Coil TMS Device - Safety and Feasibility in Major Depression Episode
Study Start Date : May 2006
Study Completion Date : March 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed as suffering from treatment resistant major depression

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other axis I diagnosis
  • Risk factors for convulsions
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the last 9 months
  • History of drug abuse in the past year

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Shalvata MHC
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shalvata Mental Health Center
Principal Investigator: Hilik Levkovits Day care hospital director

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00445237     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SH-505
First Posted: March 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 5, 2009
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by Shalvata Mental Health Center:
major depression

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