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Brain Network Activation Analysis to Diagnose/Assess Treatment of Unipolar Major Depression and Bipolar I Depression (BNA-Mood)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01683214
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : September 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 24, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John Zajecka, Rush University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The investigators are conducting this study to test the usefulness of a new type of analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings called brain network activation or BNA. BNA allows to identify patterns of activation in brain networks and to track their changes over time. The investigators want to examine the possible role of brain network activation (BNA) in the diagnosis of mood disorders and predicting improvement over time. The procedure conducted with patients diagnosed with a mood disorder will be compared to people who do not have a mood disorder.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
Novel approach to ascertain use of BNA strategy and technology for the use in confirming diagnosis and predicting effect of specific treatment(s)in the various stages of affective/mood disorders. The goal is to develop non-invasive technology to confirm diagnosis via biological outcomes, and to study the preliminary data of predicting response/non-response to specific interventions before clinical effects are shown.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Potential Use of Brain Network Activation (BNA) Analysis Using Evoked Response Potentials to Diagnose Unipolar Major Depression and Bipolar I Depression and Assess Response to Treatment
Actual Study Start Date : August 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 21, 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : August 21, 2015

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Correlation of changes in BNA with changes in mood symptoms [ Time Frame: Beginning of study to end of study ]
    This is an observational study, so no other outcomes are measured

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
This study will only enroll subjects who are participating in another specified clinical trial.The inclusion/exclusion criteria will depend on the criteria for each of the studies utilizing subjects with depression or bipolar type I disorder

Only subjects participating in another specific clinical trial will be invited to participate in this study.

The inclusion/exclusion criteria for this observational study are based on the individual inclusion/exclusion criteria for each of the studies and can be found for each of the studies on this website.

The specific studies and their numbers are found on their individual site.


Bipolar I, depressed Major depression Meeting all criteria to sign the informed consent for each study included in this study who currently have a major depression (unipolar or bipolarI)


Medically unstable (based on opinion of sponsor and PI Unable to meet the criteria to conform to the Rush University informed consent process

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01683214

Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: John M Zajecka, MD RushUMC ; Rush University Medical center
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Responsible Party: John Zajecka, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01683214    
Other Study ID Numbers: 11122902
First Posted: September 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 24, 2020
Last Verified: November 2020
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders