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The goal of this study is to evaluate the use of ecological-momentary-assessment (EMA) as a method for scheduling maintenance treatments for patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who responded to an initial acute course of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). To assess symptom re-emergence and severity over time, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 item (PHQ-9) will be administered weekly via a prompt with a link send to a participants' smart phones. Adaptive algorithm software will monitor each participant's PHQ-9 scores over time and determine when a threshold increase in symptoms has occured and maintenance TMS sessions should be offered. Participants in this study will be randomized to either receive weekly EMA (monitoring only) or weekly EMA with maintenance TMS sessions (scheduled as indicated by the EMA algorithm). Participation for each subject will last for one year, with maintenance TMS offered as an adjunct to ongoing treatment as usual (TAU) for depression, i.e., ongoing pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy.
Anhedonia, the inability to seek-out and experience pleasure, is a common symptom in depression that predicts treatment-resistance and is sometimes exacerbated by first-line antidepressants. In our previous research, we found that anhedonia decreases goal-directed behavior and its related neural activity. In this study, we will investigate target engagement from five-consecutive days of stimulation for participants that are within a unipolar major depressive episode and also have high symptoms of anhedonia.
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and feasibility of sequencing psilocybin therapy with a short-duration, aiTBS protocol (Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy, or SAINT) in individuals with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.
Patients belonging to Group 1 (Major Depression) and 2 (Bipolar Disorder) will be tested with psychometric and functional scales at baseline (T0) and after 4 weeks of pharmacological therapy (T1), to evaluate clinical and functional response to treatment. MDD patients will be screened for the lifetime and recent occurrence of clinically meaningful suicidal ideation and behavior prior to recruitment (-T1). Moreover, in the MDD group, the emergence of clinically meaningful suicidal ideation and behavior will be evaluated at the baseline (T0) and after 4 weeks (T1) by means of the C-SSRS, accordingly to the routine clinical practice. Furtherly, to accomplish the pursues of this research, the two groups will undergo neuroimaging evaluation and a blood collection at the two timepoints for measuring the expression of ncRNA before and after treatment. Meanwhile, a lumbar puncture (LP) for CSF collection will be carried out at the baseline, measuring central levels of Negr-1 and other biomarkers of neurotropism potentially related to the aforementioned role of Negr1 in MDD. Group 3 will be comprehensive of 10 subjects without current or previous diagnosis of psychiatric disorders (healthy controls), who will be evaluated at baseline with psychometric and functional scales, neuroimaging and blood samples collection for ncRNA. Data obtained by the multimodal assessment of HCs at the baseline will be employed as normalization features in the statistical analysis of patients' data.
This is an open-label, parallel-group study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ropanicant in participants with moderate to severe Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).
This is an open-label study, in which all participants receives an active treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) according to clinical protocol. The aim with this pilotstudy is to investigate the feasibility to perform a trial of low-frequency rTMS on treatment-resistant depression in adolescents. The study includes adolescents 13-19 years old, with average to severe depression.
Evidence-based medicine suggests that acupuncture can improve major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the prevalent reliance on experiential acupoint selection lacks scientific underpinning. We conducted a comparative study involving MDD patients and healthy subjects, employing modern techniques to discern biological specificity in MDD-related acupoints. Additionally, we investigated potential correlations between acupoint biological specificity and MDD severity.
The goal of this observational study is to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of accelerated iTBS in adults diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. The main question it aims to answer is: What is the efficacy and tolerability of an accelerated iTBS regimen without radiological imaging in adults who have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and experience treatment resistant symptoms? Participants will complete 36 iTBS treatments in an accelerated schedule over five days. They will also complete several clinical assessments throughout their enrollment to evaluate their depressive symptoms and response to treatment.
The aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness and safety of different doses of neural regulation under the guidance of pBFS technology in improving symptoms in patients with moderate to severe depressive disorders.
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and current treatments are ineffective for many people. This trial will investigate the efficacy of a 16-week high vs low dose resistance exercise training program for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in 200 adults.