Clinical Trial

Electroconvulsive Therapy for Traumatic Memories

Study Description

Electroconvulsive Therapy for Traumatic Memories

This study will investigate whether ECT treatment can reduce the effect of traumatic memories if those memories are recalled immediately prior to the ECT sessions. Participants will be randomized to either a recall of a traumatic memory or a neutral non-traumatic memory prior to their ECT sessions.

Location

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Methods

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

Behavioral - Traumatic memory reactivation

125 word long "exposure scripts" of their traumatic memory recorded in a neutral tone. All recordings will be approximately 30 seconds in length and the traumatic script will include five of the physical symptoms related to the memory as described by the patient. The script recording is preceded with short instructions for the subject to concentrate on the script and to imagine the described experience for additional 30 seconds right after the script until a short beep sounds. When the participa ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Behavioral - Neutral memory reactivation

125 word long "exposure scripts" of a neutral (non-traumatic) memory recorded in a neutral tone. All recordings will be approximately 30 seconds in length and the traumatic script will include five of the physical symptoms related to the memory as described by the patient. The script recording is preceded with short instructions for the subject to concentrate on the script and to imagine the described experience for additional 30 seconds right after the script until a short beep sounds. When the ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Electroconvulsive Therapy for Traumatic Memories: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04027452

ParticipAid ID

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