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

This study has been completed.
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ana Maria Soza Ried, Fuerza Aérea de Chile Identifier:
First received: July 12, 2011
Last updated: March 2, 2012
Last verified: March 2011
Major depression is characterized by vestibular anomalies. The investigators hypothesized that vestibular stimulation will improve depression symptoms in major depression patients.

Condition Intervention
Depression Major Depression Vestibular Disorders Other: vestibular stimulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

Further study details as provided by Ana Maria Soza Ried, Fuerza Aérea de Chile:

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

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: vestibular stimulation
    vestibular stimulation

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • major depression patients,
  • actual Hamilton score > 14

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant,
  • neurological disorders,
  • epilepsy,
  • bipolar disorder,
  • schizophrenia,
  • anorexia,
  • bulimia.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01399671

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

Responsible Party: Ana Maria Soza Ried, Dr, Fuerza Aérea de Chile Identifier: NCT01399671     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SA10I220044
Study First Received: July 12, 2011
Last Updated: March 2, 2012

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Vestibular Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Labyrinth Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017