Research Study

Parkinson's Disease Depression and tDCS
Principal Investigator 
A Jon Stoessl

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Disorders and Conditions 
Depression
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT02315781
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Mar 9, 2015 to Dec 1, 2017
Locations 
UBC Hospital
Name/Title 
Jessamyn McKenzie, Research Coordinator
Phone 
604-822-7764
Email Address 
jess@pet.ubc.ca
Purpose of Study 

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease that has effects on both movement and mental health. One of the most common mental health complications of PD is depression. Up to 30% of Parkinson's patients will experience depression at some point. We aim to investigate whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a type of electrical stimulation for the brain, can improve depression in PD as well as improve motor function in PD.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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