non-invasive nerve stimulation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville, FL, Gainesville, FL
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
non-invasive nerve stimulation - Device
18 - 65
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a specific type of nerve stimulation may help improve sleep quality for individuals with post traumatic stress disorder.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

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Other trials for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether non-invasive nerve stimulation will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Measurement will happen over the course of One night comparison.

One night comparison

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

non-invasive nerve stimulation b
1 of 2
non-invasive nerve stimulation a
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 104 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Non-invasive Nerve Stimulation is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 1 & 2 and have already been tested with other people.

non-invasive nerve stimulation a
Electrical stimulation will be delivered to a location at the ear.
non-invasive nerve stimulation b
Electrical stimulation will be delivered to a location at the ear.

Trial Logistics


Participation is compensated

You will be compensated for participating in this trial.

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: one night comparison
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly one night comparison for reporting.

Closest Location

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville, FL - Gainesville, FL

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex between 18 and 65 years old. There are 2 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Condition: Hx VA/DOD criteria PTSD w or w/o mTBI and current sig symptoms of PTSD
English fluency

Patient Q&A Section

What are common treatments for post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

"Patients suffering from either anxiety or depressive disorders are often treated with a CBT approach that focuses on cognitive restructuring. The aim of the intervention is to re-examine and manage beliefs about the event that the patient believes to cause anxiety or depression, and learn strategies that will reduce the impact of distress. For patients with anxiety disorders, a CBT strategy focuses on identifying the anxieties associated with the traumatic event, and learning new techniques to manage the anxiety in a safe and effective manner.\nThere is significant variability regarding treatment approaches for PTSD. For example, some groups have recommended a 'third wave' approach to PTSD treatment to emphasize acceptance and reintegration of survivors." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) a year in the United States?

"In the Unites States around 1.3 million people per year are thought to get diagnosable PTSD, which is 2.1 per cent of the US population. The prevalence of PTSD is highest in African Americans and declines by race with age." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

"Even though PTSD can occur after a broad range of triggering factors, PTSD can emerge from a traumatic event as the only cause of onset. The psychological and physical consequences vary based upon the individual’s vulnerability to develop PTSD.  \n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

"Ptd is a traumatic experience that often results in a reaction to an accident or a natural disaster. Ptd is characterised by distress and is often a post traumatic stress disorder. Ptd can often go for long periods of time without treatment. Ptd can often cause extreme emotional and emotional reactions which could even lead to harm. Ptd can make a person more dangerous to themselves and others." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

"Survivors of assaults who report severe distress or severe post-symptomatology or both are not necessarily experiencing symptoms of ptd. Post-traumatic symptoms may represent part of the course of recovery from an assault." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) be cured?

"Although symptoms of PTSD can be treated with antidepressants and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, this article concludes that PTSD cannot be cured and can only be managed." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is non-invasive nerve stimulation?

"NST seems to have the potential to influence the mood and cognitive symptoms of PTSD, but future studies need to address the most appropriate neurostimulation parameter and stimulation parameters that correspond to each symptom dimension, and their treatment efficacy." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is non-invasive nerve stimulation safe for people?

"In this review we demonstrate a safety profile of NMES and have concluded that the method is safe for people with complex needs. There were no reported side effects and no significant changes in vital parameters indicating risk of injury due to sensory effects. Further studies are needed to explore the benefit of NMES, and its possible role for people with PTSD." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

"There has been less research on post traumatic stress disorder treatment lately. There have been some recent discoveries, however it is difficult to make a firm conclusion on new treatments. When searching for recent clinical trials using Power, look for the newest and most expensive treatment options." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the common side effects of non-invasive nerve stimulation?

"This article presents the most common and expected side effects of NIS, which are reported to be mild or minor. Some common side effects of NIS reported in the literature include headache and anxiety. These side effects were observed to lessen over time, and they resolved without intervention. More studies need to assess the long-term effects of mild and minor side effects of NIS." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How serious can post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) be?

"This is a challenging study which confirms the devastating effects of traumatic events and PTSD on individuals. Findings from a recent study underscore serious implications for women and mothers who are struggling to recover from these events. The consequences for family and community appear as well." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)?

"Approximately 20-30% of individuals develop PTSD depending on the study's source. The average age for individuals to experience PTSD is roughly 25 to 30 years old. Individuals who seek help early on, in a group setting, are much more likely to be able to achieve recovery." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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