Prefrontal Cortical Stimulation in Severe Treatment Resistant Depression


This study looks at the use of an implanted brain stimulator for people who have treatment resistant depression. The change in brain function by EEG and symptoms of depression will be examined. This study is open to people 22-55 years old with Medicare or Medicare Advantage insurance.

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Male or Female
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• ages 22-55
• diagnosis of chronic (greater than or equal to 2 years) depression
• poor response to three or more antidepressant medications (staff will review)
• had or refused ECT therapy
• under the regular care of a psychiatrist
• enrolled in a Medicare program
• have at least two people over 22 years of age and live within 30 minutes of participants residence who could respond to study staff if needed
• able to have a MRI scan
Exclusion Criteria:

• actively suicidal or have a history of an attempt within the last year
• have a history of another major mental health diagnosis
• have a positive drug test
• have an implanted brain device
• pregnant
• history of seizures

Mental Health & Addiction

Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), Chronic Depression, Depression

Interventional Psychiatry Lab Study -
Ziad Nahas
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