Bright Light: An Adjunct Treatment for Combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||posttraumatic stress disorder|
|Treatments||bright light exposure, negative ion generator|
|Sponsor||Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Collaborator||Arizona State University|
|Start date||January 2009|
|End date||November 2012|
|Trial size||71 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00701064, MHBA-008-08S|
We are testing novel treatments for combat PTSD: bright light exposure and negation ion exposure.
|Endpoint classification||safety/efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||single blind (subject)|
Bright Light (30 min/day)
Negative Ion Generator (30 min/day)
Clinical Assessed PTSD Scale (CAPS-2) and Clinical Global Impression (CGI)
time frame: Mean change from baseline to post-treatment (5-6 weeks later)
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 60 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - receiving other treatment or stopped other treatment prior to study Exclusion Criteria: - bipolar disorder - psychosis - alcohol/drug abuse
|Official title||Bright Light: An Adjunct Treatment for Combat PTSD|
|Principal investigator||Shawn D. Youngstedt, PhD|
|Description||Seventy Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) veterans with posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) will be randomly assigned to one of two 4-week treatments (45 min/day): (1) bright light exposure or (2) a negative ion generator. Clinical assessments ,as well as self-reported measures of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and sleep will be assessed|
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