Stellate Ganglion Block for Major Depressive Disorder.

Official Title

Stellate Ganglion Block for Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

Summary:

This is a feasibility study, to investigate a new treatment option for major depressive disorders by performing a Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB). A SGB is an injection of local anesthetic into the sympathetic nervous system (peripheral nervous system) located in the lower part of the neck, to relieve pain in the head, neck, upper arm, and upper chest.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Feasibility, Recruitment, Acceptability, Safety,
Secondary Outcome:
  • Change in the symptoms of depression

View this trial on ClinicalTrials.gov

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Resources

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