MARt-Depression Trial

MARt-Depression Trial

This is an open label pilot feasibility study that will recruit 15 participants. The purpose of the pilot study will be to evaluate the feasibility of open label Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in combination with computerized cognitive behavior therapy (cCBT) to maintain wellness following an acute course of Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for up to 6 months.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only

Device - Soterix Medical tDCS mini-Clinical Trials system (mini-CT)

Participants are provided with an activation code. This code will unlock a single session with the pre-set 30 minute duration and intensity (direct current 2mA, current density 0.80A/m2, with anode over the left and cathode over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, respectively). Home-based tDCS will involve 30-min tDCS (3 days per week) for the first 3 months and once weekly for the subsequent 3 months.

Behavioral - Computerized CBT (cCBT)

Each tDCS session will be delivered in combination with a computerized CBT module and participants will progress through the computerized CBT course (Beacon Therapist-Assisted-Internet-Delivered CBT) over the 6 months of treatment at their own pace.

Maintaining Response With tDCS in Depression (MARt- Depression) Pilot Study