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The purpose of this study is to determine the transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) cost-utility in the depression therapy.

This is a 3 years medico-economics study with 1 year follow-up period involving patients with 1 or 2 depression treatment(s) failed.

Eligible subject will be randomized in 2 groups, usual care with tDCS cure (arm A) or only usual care (arm B).


Clinical Trial Description

Transcranial direct current stimulation is a non-invasive brain neuromodulation technique. tDCS can be a new therapy in depression.

This study focuses on tDCS cost-utility-analysis. Each patient is following during 12 months. Patients are randomized in 2 arms. Arm A usual care with tDCS cure or arm B usual care without tDCS.

Patient in arm A get a initial tDCS cure one week after randomization. If these patients are answering to the treatment, they can have a new cure in case of relapse. This new cure can start from the second month following initial treatment. ;


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NCT number NCT03758105
Study type Interventional
Source Nantes University Hospital
Contact Anne Sauvaget, MD
Phone +33.2.40.08.47.95
Email anne.sauvaget@chu-nantes.fr
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date January 2019
Completion date January 2022

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