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Study of the Effectiveness of Vestibular Stimulation as a Coadjuvant Treatment in Major Depression

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01399671
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Major depression is characterized by vestibular anomalies. The investigators hypothesized that vestibular stimulation will improve depression symptoms in major depression patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Depression Major Depression Vestibular Disorders Other: vestibular stimulation

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Vestibular Stimulation as Coadjuvant Therapy in Major Depression
Study Start Date : March 2011
Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Study Completion Date : January 2012
Arms and Interventions

Intervention Details:
    Other: vestibular stimulation
    vestibular stimulation

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hamilton depression rating score [ Time Frame: 1 month after the treatment start ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • major depression patients,
  • actual Hamilton score > 14

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant,
  • neurological disorders,
  • epilepsy,
  • bipolar disorder,
  • schizophrenia,
  • anorexia,
  • bulimia.
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Chile
Centro de Medicina Aeroespacial
Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ana M Soza, MD Fuerza Aerea de Chile
More Information

Responsible Party: Ana Maria Soza Ried, Dr, Fuerza Aérea de Chile
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01399671     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SA10I220044
First Posted: July 22, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2012
Last Verified: March 2011

Keywords provided by Ana Maria Soza Ried, Fuerza Aérea de Chile:
depression
vestibular

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Vestibular Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Labyrinth Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases