Novel treatments for depression - Expert Insights forum for health professionals
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Despite significant advances in the treatment of depression, there are a number of people who are not helped by the commonly available psychological and pharmacological treatments. Our June Expert Insights looks at some of the newer forms of treatment being pioneered for depression including Direct Current Stimulation (DCS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Ketamine and modified Electroconvulsive Therapy. Panel members: Dr Veronica Galvez Ortiz, Clinical Research Officer, Therapeutic Neurostimulation Group, PhD Candidate; Dr Angelo Alonzo, Clinical Trials Manager Anna, Lived Experience Representative Wayne, Lived Experience Representative Facilitated by: Dr Vered Gordon, Black Dog Institute GP Consultant Recording and sound production: James Stewart, audioPost Voiceover: Cameron Banks, Black Dog Institute Black Dog Institute is seeking volunteers for a clinical trial of a potential new treatment for depression. The study involves trialing a new product for depression, which some recent studies have found to have antidepressant effects. Volunteers will attend on an outpatient basis at the Black Dog Institute and involve up to 20 visits over 8 weeks (there are also some study sites in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Dunedin, NZ). More information regarding the study can be found at: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/research/participateinourresearch/ketamineasatreatmentfordepression.cfm For more information please email: ket.study@unsw.edu.au
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