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fMRI Investigation of Depression in Patients With Epilepsy

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Enrollment by invitation only)
Information provided by:
Weill Medical College of Cornell University Identifier:
First received: September 19, 2007
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
Depression is very common in epilepsy. Depression is the strongest predictor of poor quality of life in patients with epilepsy. The biological basis for depression in epilepsy remains poorly understood. This study uses functional MRI (fMRI) to examine brain response to emotional and non-emotional stimuli in healthy control subjects and in patients with epilepsy who are either depressed or not depressed. Results from this study will contribute to a better understanding of depression in epilepsy, which may eventually inform development of better treatment modalities..


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: fMRI Investigation of Depression in Patients With Epilepsy

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Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: September 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00532376

United States, New York
Citigroup Biomedical Imaging Center at 516 East 72nd Street
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Tracy A Butler, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00532376     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0601008320
Study First Received: September 19, 2007
Last Updated: February 6, 2009

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017