fMRI Study of Treatment Changes in Major Depression
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01027559|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 8, 2009
Results First Posted : June 13, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Major Depression Treatment||Drug: Sertraline Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||97 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||fMRI Studies of Emotional Circuitry in Major Depression: Treatment Changes|
|Study Start Date :||February 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2014|
Active Comparator: Depressed Group: CBT
Depressed participants randomized to receive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for treatment. A fMRI scan session will occur immediately prior to starting treatment, and their second fMRI scan will occur immediately following the completion of 12 weeks of therapy.
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Depressed participants will be randomized to SRT or CBT treatment. For those in the CBT treatment condition, visits for the CBT sessions will occur on or about Day = 3,Day = 7,Day = 10,Day 14, Day 21, Day 28, Day 35, Day 42, Day 49, Day 56, Day 63, Day 70, Day 77, and Day 84. Visits to check for progress and administer the Hamilton Depression rating scale will occur at Day = 0 and on or about Day = 14, Day 28, Day 42, Day 56, Day 70 and Day 84. Depressed subjects will start their CBT treatment once their first MRI and computer testing sessions are completed.
Other Name: CBT
No Intervention: Healthy Control Group
Healthy controls will an fMRI scan session and their second fMRI scan session will occur approximately 12 weeks after.
Active Comparator: Depressed Group: SRT
Depressed participants randomized to receive the antidepressant sertraline (SRT) for treatment. A fMRI scan session will occur immediately prior to starting treatment, and their second fMRI scan will occur immediately following the completion of 12 weeks of therapy.
Depressed participants will be randomized to SRT or CBT treatment. For those in the SRT treatment condition, visits will involve dispensing medications, checking for side effects and administering the Hamilton Depression rating scale occurring at Day = 0 and on or about Day = 14, Day 28, Day 42, Day 56, Day 70 and Day 84. Depressed patients treated with SRT will titrate up to a maximum dose of 200 mg daily depending on tolerability and inadequate antidepressant response. Depressed subjects will start their SRT treatment once their first MRI and computer testing sessions are completed.
Other Name: SRT
- Blood Oxygen-level Dependent Activations During an Emotional Distractor Task Between fMRI Scans of Depressed Participants in the CBT Group and Control Participants. [ Time Frame: baseline visit and 8-week follow-up ]MRI imaging was completed on 50 participants (26 depressed who were randomized to the CBT group and 24 controls) for this analysis, including fMRI scans to evaluate regional brain activation in depression during an emotional distractor task. Image data from their baseline visit was processed and analyzed to show differences in blood oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) activations between depressed participants in the CBT group and control participants in a priori regions (amygdala and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) during the task. The specified regions were masked on the images, and voxel-wise comparisons (ANOVAs) were performed to determine differences in activations between groups within these masked regions Positive values reflect a BOLD activation in that region; negative reflects a BOLD de-activation in that region.
- Hamilton Depression Rating Scale Score at Baseline and 12 Weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 weeks ]The patient was rated by a research team member among 17 dimensions/items pertaining to depression symptoms experienced over the last week. Each item is scored from 0 (=absent), up to 2 or 4 (depending on the item). The maximum total score on the assessment, indicating the most severe depression, would be 52. A total score of 0-7 is considered to be normal. Total scores of 20 or higher indicate moderate, severe, or very severe depression. A 50% or greater drop in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale signifies response to treatment.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01027559
|United States, Missouri|
|Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110|
|Principal Investigator:||Yvette I Sheline, MD||University of Pennsylvania|
|Principal Investigator:||Charles Conway, MD||Washington University School of Medicine|