Repetitive Transcranial Stimulation (rTMS) for Resistant Depression in Adolescents
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01170520|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2012 by Shalvata Mental Health Center.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : July 27, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 5, 2012
The investigators hypothesis that repetitive transcranial Stimulation (rTMS) is a safe and effective add-on therapy for resistent depression in adolescent patients.
A group of adolescents suffering from non psychotic major depression that was resistant to at least 2 drug trials and a trail of psychotherapy will be recruited. After an informed consent procedure for both parents and patients, patients will go through a clinical and cognitive evaluation. They will receive a protocol of 4 weeks (20 work days) of rTMS using the figure of 8 magstim coil at 100% threshold, 42 trains of 4 seconds each, intertrain interval of 30 sec to the LDPC, 1680 pulses per day. Then they will be reevaluated.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Adolescent Depression||Device: repetitive transcranial Stimulation||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Addition of rTMS to the Therapy of Adolescents That Suffer From Treatment Resistant Depression: An Open Label Study|
|Study Start Date :||August 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 2013|
Device: repetitive transcranial Stimulation
rTMS using the figure of 8 magstim for 4 weeks or 20 work days, using 100% threshold to the LDPFC 42 trains per day 4 sec pretrain inter train interval of 30 sec.
- Child Depression Rating Scale (CDRS) comparison before after therapy [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01170520
|Contact: Yuval Bloch, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com|
|Shalvata Mental health Center||Not yet recruiting|
|Hod Hasharon, Israel|
|Contact: Yuval Bloch, MD 972-97478644|
|Principal Investigator: Yuval Bloch, MD|
|Shalvata Mental Health Center||Recruiting|
|Hod Hasharon, Israel|
|Contact: Yuval Bloch, MD 972-9-7478510 firstname.lastname@example.org|