Last updated on February 2018

To Enhance Cognition in Late Life Depression Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Endogenous depression | Cognition | Depression
  • Age: Between 60 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Women and men of any races or ethnicity
  2. Age 60 and above
  3. Major depressive disorder, single or recurrent per SCID DSM-IV criteria AND remission from that episode as defined by DSM IV-TR criteria for remission.
  4. Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score less than 10.
  5. Ability to speak English fluently enough to complete all research assessments.
  6. Corrected visual ability to read newspaper headlines; hearing capacity to respond to a raised conversational voice
  7. Willingness and ability to provide consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. DSM IV TR criteria for any dementia
  2. DSM IV TR criteria for life-time bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or other psychotic disorders
  3. DSM IV TR criteria for any substance abuse or dependence within the past 6 months
  4. Presence of psychotic features or any other symptoms that would make the participant unable to participate in the study.
  5. Any medical contra-indications to tDCS.
  6. Electroconvulsive therapy in the last 6 months.

Recruitment Status: Open

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