Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (TES) for the Treatment of Depression.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
DSM-IV Major Depressive Episode (as part of a Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder), of minimum 4 weeks duration.
MADRS score ≥ 20 at study entry.
DSM-IV psychotic disorder;
drug or alcohol abuse or dependence (preceding 12 months);
inadequate response to ECT (current episode of depression);
anticonvulsant or benzodiazepine medication;
rapid clinical response required, e.g. high suicide risk; clinically defined neurological disorder or insult;
metal in the cranium, skull defects, or skin lesions on scalp (cuts, abrasions, rash) at proposed electrode sites;