Open-Label Placebo for the Treatment of Depression
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02666989|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2016 by Ziv Carmel, Shalvata Mental Health Center.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 28, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2016
Open label placebo treatment has been tried for irritable bowel syndrome (Kaptchuk et al, 2010), where three weeks of open label placebo proved superior to a wait-listed control group. Another pilot study demonstrated efficacy in treating children suffering from ADHD with open label placebo treatment (Sandler & Bodfish, 2007). Recent work has shown that placebo openly given can have significant analgesic effects for acute migraines (Kam-Hansen et al, 2014) and for experimentally-induced pain (Schafer at al, 2015). A preliminary attempt to treat depression with open label placebo proved the feasibility of such a study, but was too small and brief for conclusive results (Kelley et al, 2012).
We provide here the protocol for a study to assess the effect of open label placebo treatment for depression.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Major Depressive Disorder||Drug: placebo||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Study Start Date :||February 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 2017|
Active Comparator: open placebo
8 weeks of open placebo treatment
2 placebo pills twice a day
No Intervention: waitlist group
4 weeks of waiting list followed by 4 weeks of open placebo treatment
- v. HAM-D-17 (Hamilton, 1960) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
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