Clinical Trial

Maintenance of Response After rTMS for Depression Using tDCS

Study Description

Maintenance of Response After rTMS for Depression Using tDCS

This is a double-blind, multi-site, randomized controlled trial (RCT) that will recruit 200 participants.The purpose of the RCT will be to evaluate the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in combination with mindfulness meditation compared to sham tDCS to maintain wellness following an acute course of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for up to 6 months.

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

Device - active tDCS + mindfulness meditation

Participants are provided with an activation code. This code will unlock a single session with the pre-set 30 minute duration and intensity (direct current 2mA, current density 0.80A/m2, with anode over the left and cathode over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, respectively). These devices will be set to active. Each tDCS sessions will be delivered in combination with a guided mindfulness meditation that we have recorded.

sham tDCS + mindfulness meditation

Participants are provided with an activation code. This code will unlock a single session with the pre-set 30 minute duration and intensity (direct current 2mA, current density 0.80A/m2, with anode over the left and cathode over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, respectively). These devices will be set to sham. Each tDCS sessions will be delivered in combination with a guided mindfulness meditation that we have recorded.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Step-Down Neurostimulation to Maintain Response After Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): The START Study

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03708159

ParticipAid ID

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