The primary aim of the Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly (PRIDE) trial is to compare, in a randomized clinical trial of patients with late-life depression, the relative efficacy, functional outcomes, and tolerability of two strategies to sustain antidepressant effect after a successful acute course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
The two strategies include:
At seven sites, patients will receive an acute course of ECT augmented by standardized medication (Phase 1); remitters will be randomly assigned to one of the two groups and followed for six months (Phase 2).
Duke University Medical Center
Sarah H. Lisanby, MD
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