Antidepressant Treatment for Depression
“Comparative Effectiveness Research Trial for Antidepressant Incomplete and Non-responders With TRD”
This is a multi-site, randomized, open-label, effectiveness trial comparing three treatment arms for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) patients with TRD who are currently on ongoing, stable and adequate antidepressant therapy (ADT). Adequate ADT is defined as a therapeutically sufficient dose for a sufficient treatment period, which would be expected to be effective as listed in the MGH Antidepressant Treatment Response Questionnaire (ATRQ). Patients will be randomized in a 1:1:1 fashion to one of three open-label treatment arms: a) aripiprazole augmentation, b) rTMS augmentation, and c) switching to venlafaxine XR or Duloxetine.
Drug - Aripiprazole
Oral adjunctive therapy with aripiprazole, dose adjusted for effectiveness and tolerability.
Device - Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
Adjunctive therapy with transcranial magnetic stimulation, dose adjusted for effectiveness and tolerability.
Drug - Venlafaxine XR
Oral switch therapy with venlafaxine, dose adjusted for effectiveness and tolerability.
Augmentation Versus Switch: Comparative Effectiveness Research Trial for Antidepressant Incomplete and Non-responders With Treatment Resistant Depression (ASCERTAIN-TRD)