This study describes a long-term, prospective, observational, multicenter patient registry to collect data about patients with depression who are treated in routine clinical care with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) at the participating centers.
Long-term follow-up studies have shown that depression can be a chronic disease. Thus, understanding long-term outcomes requires longitudinal evaluation.
In this multicenter study consisting of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) and affiliated sites, clinical data about patients with depression will be collected into a registry.
Participants will be followed during the course of their treatment with rTMS. For subjects who complete an initial course, follow-up assessments will be obtained, for up to 12 months.
Data will be uploaded into the NNDC Data Coordinating Center database.
This study is not designed to evaluate safety or comparative efficacy of rTMS. This study will add to our knowledge regarding long-term outcomes in depression, as well as the outcomes and clinical characteristics of patients receiving rTMS depression treatment at participating centers.
For more information, contact Lis Bernhardt at 919-681-0603.