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Closed-Loop Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation for the Treatment of Depression (CLACS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05772702
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 16, 2023
Last Update Posted : May 16, 2024
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Electromedical Products International, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study is to study closed-loop transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) to determine its effects on symptoms of depression in people with major depressive disorder.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Major Depressive Disorder tACS Device: Closed-loop tACS Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this clinical trial is to investigate the preliminary efficacy of closed-loop tACS for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in an open-label pilot study. We will recruit up to 35 participants with unipolar, non-psychotic MDD. Participation will include seven visits, two of them remotely (with an in-person option as needed), and one electronic survey.

Potential participants fill-in an electronic pre-screening form. If potentially eligible, a remote screening visit is performed. If eligible, participants attend five consecutive, daily stimulation sessions. Clinical assessments will be performed at baseline (Day 1 of stimulation, D1), Day five of stimulation (D5), and at their follow-up visit (14 days after the completion of stimulation, FU2) using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17).

For a subset of patients, electroencephalography (EEG) is collected at D1 prior to stimulation and after stimulation and again at FU2.

For a subset of patients, self-scoring surveys will be sent bi-weekly until 12 weeks after treatment.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 35 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Open-Label
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Closed-Loop Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation for the Treatment of Depression (CLACS): Single-Site Open-Label Pilot Study
Actual Study Start Date : February 13, 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 15, 2024


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Closed-loop tACS
Closed-loop individual alpha tACS daily for five consecutive days.
Device: Closed-loop tACS
Individual alpha tACS




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HDRS-17 change [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in HDRS-17 between two week follow-up (FU2) and Day 1 (D1); minimum value is 0, maximum value is 52. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. HDRS-17 change [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Change in HDRS-17 between D5 and D1

  2. Response/Remission of depression [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Number of response/remission rates at D5 and FU2

  3. Change in Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS) [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in QIDS at D5, FU1, FU2; minimum value is 0, maximum value is 27. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  4. Change in Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale (ASRM) [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in ASRM at D5, FU1, FU2; minimum value is 0, maximum value is 20. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  5. Change in Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS) [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in SHAPS at D5, FU1, FU2; minimum value is 0, maximum value is 14. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  6. Change in Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-42) [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in DASS-42 at D5, FU1, FU2; minimum value is 0, maximum value is 126 with three subscales (0 to 42). Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  7. Change in State-Train Anxiety Inventory (STAI) [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in STAI at D5, FU1, FU2; minimum value is 20, maximum value is 80. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  8. Change in Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire, short form (Q-LES-Q-SF) [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in Q-LES-Q-SF at D5, FU1, FU2; minimum value is 14, maximum value is 70. Higher scores indicate better outcome.

  9. Change in Clinical Global Impression Scale (CGI) [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in CGI at Day 5, and FU2; CGI scale contains two scoring components, 1) Severity of Illness (0-7) and 2) Global Improvement (0-7). Higher scores in component 1 indicate worse symptoms while higher numbers in component 2 indicate worse clinical outcomes.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Change in Alpha Oscillation Power [ Time Frame: 19 days ]
    Change in EEG alpha oscillation power at D1 pre-stimulation, D1 post-stimulation, and FU2.

  2. Change in Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS) Over 12 Weeks [ Time Frame: 89 days ]
    Change in QIDS at four week follow-up (FU3), six week follow-up (FU4), eight week follow-up (FU5), ten week follow-up (FU6), and twelve week follow-up (FU7); minimum value is 0, maximum value is 27. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  3. Change in Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale (ASRM) Over 12 Weeks [ Time Frame: 89 days ]
    Change in ASRM at FU3, FU4, FU5, FU6, and FU7; minimum value is 0, maximum value is 20. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  4. Change in Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS) Over 12 Weeks [ Time Frame: 89 days ]
    Change in SHAPS at FU3, FU4, FU5, FU6, and FU7; minimum value is 0, maximum value is 14. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  5. Change in Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-42) Over 12 Weeks [ Time Frame: 89 days ]
    Change in DASS-42 at FU3, FU4, FU5, FU6, and FU7; minimum value is 0, maximum value is 126 with three subscales (0 to 42). Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  6. Change in State-Train Anxiety Inventory (STAI) Over 12 Weeks [ Time Frame: 89 days ]
    Change in STAI at FU3, FU4, FU5, FU6, and FU7; minimum value is 20, maximum value is 80. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.

  7. Change in Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire, short form (Q-LES-Q-SF) [ Time Frame: 89 days ]
    Change in Q-LES-Q-SF at FU3, FU4, FU5, FU6, and FU7; minimum value is 14, maximum value is 70. Higher scores indicate better outcome.

  8. HDRS-17 change [ Time Frame: 47 Days ]
    Change in HDRS-17 between six week follow up (FU4) and D1



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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
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 18-70 years
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5) diagnosis of MDD; unipolar, non-psychotic
  • Hamilton Rating Depression Rating Scale (HRDS-17) score >8
  • Low suicide risk as determined by the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) triage form (no intent or plan)
  • Capacity to understand all relevant risks and potential benefits of the study (informed consent)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • DSM-5 diagnosis of severe alcohol use disorder (AUD) within the last 12 months.
  • DSM-5 diagnosis of moderate to severe substance use disorder (excluding tobacco) within the last 12 months.
  • Lifetime history of bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder, schizophrenia, autism
  • Current use of benzodiazepines > 20mg diazepam/d equivalent
  • Antidepressant dose change within the last 2 weeks
  • Initiated new antidepressant within the last 4 weeks

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05772702


Contacts
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Contact: Tobias U Schwippel, MD 817-609-4460 tobias_schwippel@unc.edu
Contact: Zachary J Stewart zachary_stewart@med.unc.edu

Locations
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United States, North Carolina
Carolina Center for Neurostimulation Recruiting
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27516
Contact: Tobias U Schwippel, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Electromedical Products International, Inc.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: David R Rubinow, MD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Additional Information:
Publications:
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Responsible Party: Electromedical Products International, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05772702    
Other Study ID Numbers: 22-3094
First Posted: March 16, 2023    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2024
Last Verified: May 2024
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Device Product Not Approved or Cleared by U.S. FDA: Yes
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depression
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders