If you have been suffering from an episode of depression, or bipolar depression, and have been unsuccessful finding a treatment that is helpful, you may qualify to take part in the RECOVER Study.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must have Medicare.
- Have a current diagnosis of Major Depressive Episode during which there was an inadequate benefit from at least one antidepressant treatment.
- Documented diagnosis of chronic or recurrent major depressive disorder, according to DSM 5, that has not adequately responded to at least four adequate trials of antidepressant treatment in the current episode. Antidepressant treatments: medications, psychotherapy, ECT, rTMS, or pharmacological interventions.
- Stable medication regimen for at least 4 weeks.
- Not pregnant or intending to become pregnant.
- Currently uses, or is expected to use during the study, short-wave diathermy, microwave diathermy, or therapeutic ultrasound diathermy.
- Prior VNS Therapy or deep brain stimulation (DBS) implant.
- Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder without sustained remissions (12 months or longer).
- Treatment with another investigational device or investigational drugs.
- Current or lifetime history of psychotic features in any Major Depressive Episode.
Program Director of Clinical Trials Research with Carilion Clinic Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, with over 25 years clinical and research experience.
Anita Kablinger, M.D., C.P.I.