Study of the Effectiveness of Vestibular Stimulation as a Coadjuvant Treatment in Major Depression

This study has been completed.
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ana Maria Soza Ried, Fuerza Aérea de Chile Identifier:
First received: July 12, 2011
Last updated: March 2, 2012
Last verified: March 2011

Major depression is characterized by vestibular anomalies. The investigators hypothesized that vestibular stimulation will improve depression symptoms in major depression patients.

Condition Intervention
Major Depression
Vestibular Disorders
Other: vestibular stimulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Vestibular Stimulation as Coadjuvant Therapy in Major Depression

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Further study details as provided by Fuerza Aérea de Chile:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hamilton depression rating score [ Time Frame: 1 month after the treatment start ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: vestibular stimulation
    vestibular stimulation

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • major depression patients,
  • actual Hamilton score > 14

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant,
  • neurological disorders,
  • epilepsy,
  • bipolar disorder,
  • schizophrenia,
  • anorexia,
  • bulimia.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01399671

Centro de Medicina Aeroespacial
Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Principal Investigator: Ana M Soza, MD Fuerza Aerea de Chile
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ana Maria Soza Ried, Dr, Fuerza Aérea de Chile Identifier: NCT01399671     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SA10I220044
Study First Received: July 12, 2011
Last Updated: March 2, 2012
Health Authority: Chile: Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica

Keywords provided by Fuerza Aérea de Chile:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Vestibular Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Labyrinth Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases processed this record on April 17, 2014