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Safety and Efficacy Study of Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Bipolar Depression

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Verified December 2016 by Brainsway
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First received: March 27, 2012
Last updated: February 5, 2017
Last verified: December 2016
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of H1-Coil deep brain rTMS in subjects with bipolar depression, taking mood stabilizers and previously unsuccessfully treated with antidepressant medications.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bipolar Depression Device: Deep TMS Treatment Device: Sham Treatment Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Double Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the H1-Coil Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Conjunction With Mood Stabilizers in Subjects With Bipolar Depression

Further study details as provided by Brainsway:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HDRS-21 Score measured by change from baseline. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks from baseline ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical antidepressant remission rate at the 6-week visit [ Time Frame: 6 weeks from baseline ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Sham Comparator: Sham Treatment
In the sham treatment,the electrical field induced by the sham coil cannot invoke any action potentials and if no action potentials are induced, then the electric field is insignificant and there is no treatment effect on the brain.
Device: Sham Treatment
24 TMS treatments over 6 weeks
Active Comparator: Deep TMS Treatment
Deep TMS treatment is a new form of TMS which allows direct stimulation of deeper neuronal pathways than the standard TMS. The H-coil is a novel DTMS coil designed to allow deeper brain stimulation without a significant increase of electric fields induced in superficial cortical regions.
Device: Deep TMS Treatment
24 TMS treatments over 6 weeks .

Detailed Description:
This is a multi center, randomized, double blind study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of H1-Coil deep brain rTMS in subjects with bipolar depression, taking mood stabilizers and previously unsuccessfully treated with antidepressant medications. The study is designed for a period of 8 weeks of which up to 3 weeks subjects will be tapered down from their medications and treated for 5 weeks. Two follow up visits will be performed at week 6 and 8 after the last TMS treatment. Mood and mental status will be closely monitored with standard psychological scales and assessments

Ages Eligible for Study:   22 Years to 68 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatients
  • patients suffering from an episode of bipolar depression (BP1 or BP2) according to DSM IV, with the additional requirement of duration for the current episode ≥ 4 weeks and CGI ≥ 4.
  • Men and Women Ages 22-68 years.
  • Negative answers on safety screening questionnaire for transcranial magnetic stimulation.
  • Taking mood stabilizing medication (e.g., Lithium, Lamictal, Tegretol, Topamax, etc.) at a therapeutic dose or atypical antipsychotic medication which was prescribed as mood stabilizers by their treating physician, except for Leponex (Clozapine). According to the treating physician the patient is compliant with taking the mood-stabilizing medication.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients suffering from other diagnoses on axis 1 such as schizophrenia , or suffering from psychotic depression in current episode.
  • Diagnosed as suffering from Severe Borderline Personality Disorder or hospitalized due to exacerbation related to of borderline personality disorder. Subjects suffering from any other Severe Personality Disorder will also be excluded.
  • Present suicidal risk as assessed by the investigator
  • Patients with a bipolar cycle of less than 30 days.
  • History of epilepsy or seizure (EXCEPT those therapeutically induced by ECT ) or history of such in first degree relatives.
  • Increased risk of seizure for any reason, including prior diagnosis of increased intracranial pressure (such as after large infarctions or trauma), or history of significant head trauma with loss of consciousness for greater than or equal to 5 minutes.
  • History of head injury.
  • History of any metal in the head (outside the mouth).
  • Metallic particles in the eye, implanted cardiac pacemaker or any intracardiac lines, implanted neurostimulators, intracranial implant (e.g., aneurysm clips, shunts, stimulators, cochlear implants, or electrodes) or implanted medical pumps.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Individuals with a significant neurological disorder or insult including, but not limited to:

    • Any condition likely to be associated with increased intracranial pressure
    • Space occupying brain lesion
    • History of cerebrovascular accident
    • Transient ischemic attack within two years
    • Cerebral aneurysm
    • Dementia
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Huntington's chorea
    • Multiple sclerosis
  • Current History of substance abuse including alcoholism or history of substance abuse including alcoholism within the past 6 months (except nicotine and caffeine).
  • Inadequate communication with the patient.
  • Under custodial care.
  • Participation currently in another clinical study or enrolled in another clinical study within 30 days prior to this study.
  • Participants who suffer from an unstable physical disease such as high blood pressure or acute, unstable cardiac disease
  • Use of fluoxetine within 6 weeks of the baseline visit
  • Use of a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI) within 2 weeks of the baseline visit
  • Current use of antidepressant medications during the course of the trial.
  • Current use of Leponex (Clozapine).
  • Previous treatment with TMS
  • Women who are breast-feeding
  • Known or suspected pregnancy
  • Women of childbearing potential and not using a medically accepted form of contraception when engaging in sexual intercourse.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01566591

Contact: Shlomi Fishman 972-544596294
Contact: Amit Ginou 972-526051372

United States, Florida
Advanced Mental Health Care Inc. - Juno Beach Recruiting
Juno Beach, Florida, United States, 33408
Contact: Aron Tendler, MD    561-333-8884   
Principal Investigator: Aron Tendler, MD         
Advanced Mental Health Care Inc. - Palm Beach Recruiting
Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33480
Contact: Elyssa Sisko    561-333-8884      
Contact    561-386-1600      
Principal Investigator: Aron Tendler         
Advanced Mental Health Care Inc. - Royal Palm Beach Recruiting
Royal Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33411
Contact: Aron Tendler, MD    561-333-8884   
Principal Investigator: Aron Tendler, MD         
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Contact: Michael Tibbs    410-614-1732   
Principal Investigator: Irving Reti, MD         
United States, Nebraska
Premier Psychiatric Group Recruiting
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68526
Contact: Sarit Hovav, MD         
Principal Investigator: Walter J Duffy, MD         
Premier Psychiatric Group Recruiting
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68526
Contact: Roni Mor    402-817-2218   
Principal Investigator: Walter J Duffy, MD         
United States, New York
Mount Sinai Hospital Active, not recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10029
United States, South Carolina
Medical Uni. Of South Carolina (MUSC) Recruiting
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
Contact: Jkeonye Moss    843-876-5141   
Principal Investigator: Mark George, MD         
United States, Texas
Senior Adults Specialty Research Recruiting
Ausitn, Texas, United States, 78757
Contact: Meredith Meredith Draper, Ph.D    512-407-8628   
Principal Investigator: Jaron L. Winston, MD         
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-8898
Contact: Enisa Arslanagic, MD    214-648-8659   
Principal Investigator: Mustafa M. Husain, MD         
Canada, Ontario
Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Missy Maher    416-535-8501 ext 36434   
Principal Investigator: Daniel Blumberger, MD         
Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Recruiting
Munich, Germany
Contact: Ariane Hornig    49 89 5160 5899   
Principal Investigator: Frank Padberg, MD         
Beer Yaacov Mental Health Center Recruiting
Beer Yaacov, Israel
Contact: Oded Rosenberg, MD    972-54-7502109   
Principal Investigator: Pinhas Danon, MD         
Lev Hasharon Recruiting
Netanya, Israel
Contact: Eyal Dahan, MD    054-7827322   
Principal Investigator: Igor Oyffe, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Yechiel Levkovitz, MD Shalvata Mental Health Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Brainsway Identifier: NCT01566591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BR-BIP-03
Study First Received: March 27, 2012
Last Updated: February 5, 2017

Keywords provided by Brainsway:
Bipolar Depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Bipolar and Related Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017