Soterix touts transcranial stim depression trial results

Soterix Medical today released results from trials of its direct current stimulation-limited total energy technology designed to treat depression, touting that the device was found to be safe and effective with improvements in depression-rating metrics lasting for a month after treatment. The tDCS-LTE system is designed to deliver energy to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex region of the brain which is implicated in depression control, the New York-based company said. In the first trial, the company reported that its tDCS-LTE system was effective and safe as an add-on intervention for patients with type I or II bipolar disorder during major depressive episodes who are being treated with pharmaceuticals. Data from the 59-patient trial indicated that treatment with the system resulted in a 14-point improvement in the Hamilton Depression Rating scale after 12 treatments, with benefits persisting for over a month. Side effects were found to be no different from placebo, the company added. Results from the first trial were published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. In the second trial, which enrolled 245 patients, researchers reported that treatment with the tDCS-LTE was superior to placebo, resulting in an 8 point improvement on the HDR scale after 15 weekday treatments followed by seven tapered weekly treatments. Patients treated with the tDCS-LTE group reported higher rates of itching, tingling, tinnitus and nervousness than other groups, while groups receiving only escitalopra...
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