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Use of a Novel Neuroplasticity-based Neurobehavioral Intervention for PTSD

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01694316
First Posted: September 27, 2012
Last Update Posted: January 23, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Amit Etkin, Stanford University
  Purpose
The present study will explore the effectiveness of a computer based neurobehavioral intervention in alleviating symptoms and improving emotion regulation in veteran's with PTSD. It will increase understanding of psychopathology at a neural-circuit level and aid development of new non-pharmacological treatment for PTSD. The study is managed by the Etkin Lab at Stanford University in California, but participants from the entire US are welcome to participate as the study is delivered online.

Condition Intervention
Anxiety Depression Behavioral: Computerized Neurobehavioral Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Use of a Novel Neuroplasticity-based Neurobehavioral Intervention for PTSD - A Nationwide, Online Study

Further study details as provided by Amit Etkin, Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Emotional conflict adaptation - EEG imaging and behavioral [ Time Frame: 3-month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • PTSD- clinician assessed and self-report symptoms [ Time Frame: 3-month ]

Enrollment: 54
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2017
Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Engaging in Computerized tasks
Participants will log into a personalized website and engage in computerized tasks online.
Behavioral: Computerized Neurobehavioral Intervention
Targeted, computerized interventions completed from the participants' own home on a computer.
Experimental: Neurobehavioral computerized tasks
Participants will log into a personalized website and engage in computerized tasks online.
Behavioral: Computerized Neurobehavioral Intervention
Targeted, computerized interventions completed from the participants' own home on a computer.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • current PTSD
  • internet access
  • veteran of the US military

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lifetime psychotic disorder,
  • past-year substance dependence
  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01694316


Locations
United States, California
Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford, California, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Amit Etkin, Principle Investigator, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01694316     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB-24890
First Submitted: September 24, 2012
First Posted: September 27, 2012
Last Update Posted: January 23, 2017
Last Verified: November 2016

Keywords provided by Amit Etkin, Stanford University:
Computerized neurobehavioral intervention