Clinical Trial

Magnetic Seizure Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Study Description

Magnetic Seizure Therapy for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Suicide is a major public health crisis for which effective new interventions are needed. An innovative new brain stimulation technique called magnetic seizure therapy (MST) shows promise for treating suicidal thinking in chronically depressed individuals. Using a high-risk cohort of suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and treatment resistant major depressive disorder (MDD), this study will evaluate the effectiveness of MST for reducing suicidality and depressive symptoms in an open-label clinical trial of up to 15 treatment sessions. Based on research showing that functioning of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) may be disrupted in BPD and place individuals at risk for suicide, the DLPFC will be targeted for stimulation. Moderate-to-highly suicidal patients with BPD beginning dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) will be recruited using a case-control design, comparing individuals receiving MST and DBT with matched patient control group receiving DBT alone.

Location

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Methods

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

Device - MagPro MST with Cool TwinCoil

MST treatments will be administered using the MagPro MST with Cool TwinCoil. The investigators will evaluate the effectiveness of MST for reducing suicidality and depressive symptoms in an open-label clinical trial of up to 15 treatment sessions. Moderate-to-highly suicidal patients with BPD beginning dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) will be recruited using a case-control design, comparing individuals receiving MST and DBT with matched patient control group receiving DBT alone.

Behavioral - DBT

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Moderate-to-highly suicidal patients with BPD beginning dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) will be recruited using a case-control design, comparing individuals receiving MST and DBT with matched patient control group receiving DBT alone.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Magnetic Seizure Therapy for the Treatment of Treatment-Resistant Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Borderline Personality Disorder

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03361826

ParticipAid ID

neggle