Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Bipolar Condition
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00573196|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 17, 2009
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Bipolar Disorder||Radiation: Far infrared||Phase 1|
A 2000 study in the American Journal of Psychiatry reported that, "in those with bipolar, two major areas of the brain contain 30 percent more cells that send signals to other brain cells". This fact explains why famous people with the Bipolar condition like astronaut Buzz Aldrin, financier Robert Campeau, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, composer Mozart, scientist Isaac Newton, physician Sigmund Freud and media giant & entrepreneur Ted Turner, excelled in life due to the additional brain power!
The excessive brain power, however, had to be controlled occasionally with mood stabilizers. Mood stabilizers include a number of anticonvulsants and Lithium. These medications, however, have adverse side effects on the kidneys. The proposed evaluation does not have any adverse health effects.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||3 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Bipolar Condition|
|Study Start Date :||September 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2008|
Radiation: Far infrared
Far infrared radiation (5μm to 15μm wavelength)
- The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on bipolar condition. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
- The secondary end point of the study is to evaluate the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on other related mental illness including Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Insomnia. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00573196
|The Centre for Incurable Diseases|
|Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5R 3G9|
|Principal Investigator:||Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|
|Study Director:||Ken Nedd, M.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|