Holographic Memory Resolution® (HMR) for Moral Injury

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Billings Clinic, Billings, MT
Moral Injury+4 More
Holographic Memory Resolution® (HMR) - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a therapy called Holographic Memory Resolution® (HMR) can help people with chronic pain.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Moral Injury
  • Headache, Migraine
  • Chronic Pain

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Holographic Memory Resolution® (HMR) will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Moral Injury. Measurement will happen over the course of Following 4 HMR sessions, approximately 8-9 weeks per participant..

Month 1
Somatic Symptomatic Scale (SSS-8)
Week 9
Completion Rate of an HMR Intervention

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Holographic Memory Resolution® (HMR) Intervention
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 60 total participants across 1 different treatment group

This trial involves a single treatment. Holographic Memory Resolution® (HMR) is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Holographic Memory Resolution® (HMR) Intervention
Behavioral
Intervention will be comprised of 4 sessions lasting approximately 90 minutes at one of two sites, Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana or Healing Dimensions AAC in Tucson, Arizona. The 4 sessions will be completed in approximately 9 weeks.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, prior to session 3 ( day 14-24), prior to session 4 (8-9 weeks), and 1 month after session 4.
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline, prior to session 3 ( day 14-24), prior to session 4 (8-9 weeks), and 1 month after session 4. for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
M. G.
Mary Gaddy, Prinicipal Investigator
Billings Clinic

Closest Location

Billings Clinic - Billings, MT

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Suffering from pain of 4 or greater intensity on a 0-10 scale with "0" being no pain and "10" being worst possible pain.
Pain symptoms will have been present for at least 6 months. Patients with chronic migraine headaches will be eligible if headaches occur at least every two months.
Associated symptoms could include anxiety, depression, or physical symptoms such as pain, migraines, or other symptoms that have interfered with quality of life or work/life balance.
Interested clients will have primary care provider agreement to participate in the study.
Patient age 18 years or older

Patient Q&A Section

What causes chronic pain?

"The most common causes of [chronic pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/chronic-pain) are back pain, joint pain, and headache. There was high inconsistency in the perceptions of these causes. Interventions seem to have a positive effect when targeting specific causes of chronic pain." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is chronic pain?

"Chronic pain is a disabling condition and is a complex, yet highly varied, health problem. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines chronic pain as pain that is present in a person's life, unremitting for 3 months or more. Chronic pain has a high impact on functioning and quality of life. People with chronic pain report greater levels of psychological distress than people without chronic pain. Chronic pain can also impact on daily routines, work and leisure activities. In more severe cases, chronic pain makes it harder and more difficult for individuals to function independently. Chronic pain can also have a huge impact on social relations, especially when it affects family and friends." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get chronic pain a year in the United States?

"Chronic pain affects 18 percent of US adults a year. Those with disabling chronic pain have a prevalence around 2 percent of individuals with chronic pain in the United States a year." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can chronic pain be cured?

"The present results provide evidence of a correlation between [chronic pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/chronic-pain) and depression, but not pain catastrophizing, and pain intensity or interference with activity or functioning at a clinical level, at 6 months follow-up, and highlight the importance of treating both pain and depression and the impact of doing so on treatment outcomes." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for chronic pain?

"A recent study showed that a combination of medication and behavioral counseling are used to treat [chronic pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/chronic-pain). A recent review of behavioral pain treatment has shown that there are many aspects of the treatment that are still not known to exist. The review also found that more behavioral and neuroimaging studies are needed to improve both the research and practice of treatment of chronic pain. However, the main issue with both studies is that they do not contain enough data to provide enough information to adequately make a decision on treatment recommendations for chronic pain." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of chronic pain?

"It appears that [chronic pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/chronic-pain) does not cause psychological complaints in some individuals. Some individuals with chronic pain may have psychological changes such as anxiety, depression, and diminished enjoyment of life and physical functioning. This suggests the need for psychological screening and evaluation in chronic pain patients and a clear understanding of why pain appears to cause these changes in some individuals." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the latest developments in holographic memory resolution® (hmr) for therapeutic use?

"We use a holographic display to display patient data in the HMR for the first time during clinical training visits to enhance the effectiveness of therapeutic memory, and assess outcomes after a year of training visits. Furthermore, our observations illustrate the feasibility of this innovation in enhancing the HMR during daily clinical practice, and the potential for its implementation in primary care." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is holographic memory resolution® (hmr)?

"In a small but well-selected sample of patients, resolution of a previously unrecognized patient memory on the basis of diagnostic and therapeutic MRI scans is feasible. Patients reported resolution of the previously ignored "memory" after treatment had concluded. This supports the feasibility, clinical usefulness, and validity of hmr, a novel type of "brain memory" imaging." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is holographic memory resolution® (hmr) safe for people?

"The data indicate a limited incidence of clinically significant adverse dermatological effects, but no conclusive safety data for other adverse effects. Future trials will have to take into account these findings and the data from prior clinical studies. These data will be used to develop further clinical studies on HR." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets chronic pain?

"This is a significant issue, and I urge young people, in particular, to not become the victim of chronic pain as a result of not getting enough knowledge and education. And I have been asked to talk to parents who feel their children are having a harder time than they had because they were not asked about their illness. My question is: I need to be made aware of this so that I can do more for the young and future generation in terms of helping them. It can be hard to be in an altered state since it may need medication, which can also not be a positive thing if you are not aware of how to use your medication correctly." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does chronic pain run in families?

"We conclude that [chronic pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/chronic-pain) is related to psychiatric disorder. Individuals with psychiatric disorder also had more pain, worse quality of life, and more pain catastrophizing than those without psychiatric disorder. Given the high prevalence, familiality, and comorbidity of chronic pain in family members, these findings make a compelling case for genetic studies of chronic pain in order to identify new genetic risk factors and develop new targeted treatments." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for chronic pain?

"A review of the latest literature suggests a strong and consistent evidence base with a wide breadth of clinical research evaluating various forms of behavioral and pharmacological interventions for pain, both acute and chronic. Results from a recent clinical trial of controlled trials in this area are compelling but in many circumstances cannot be generalized to other clinical settings or to chronic pain in general." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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