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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2012
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ana Maria Soza Ried, Fuerza Aérea de Chile

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

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Major Depression Vestibular Disorders Other: vestibular stimulation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Vestibular Stimulation as Coadjuvant Therapy in Major Depression
Study Start Date : March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2012

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: vestibular stimulation
    vestibular stimulation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hamilton depression rating score [ Time Frame: 1 month after the treatment start ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • major depression patients,
  • actual Hamilton score > 14

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant,
  • neurological disorders,
  • epilepsy,
  • bipolar disorder,
  • schizophrenia,
  • anorexia,
  • bulimia.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01399671

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

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Responsible Party: Ana Maria Soza Ried, Dr, Fuerza Aérea de Chile Identifier: NCT01399671     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SA10I220044
First Posted: July 22, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2012
Last Verified: March 2011
Keywords provided by Ana Maria Soza Ried, Fuerza Aérea de Chile:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vestibular Diseases
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Labyrinth Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases