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研究招募 -「腦部脈衝刺激治療對重度抑鬱成效的臨床研究」

Study recruitment - A randomised, double-blind, Sham-controlled clinical trial of Transcranial Pulse Stimulation for the treatment of major depression 


抑鬱症是常見的情緒病。患者多數在生活上面對極大精神壓力,患者若能及早接受治療,不但有助穩定病情,亦能減輕照顧者負擔。本研究旨在利用 TPS 的新型腦刺激是否能有效減輕重度抑鬱症患者的病徵。 近年研究顯示脈衝神經刺激治療 (TPS) 可改善抑鬱的情況,TPS是一種非侵入性大腦刺激治療。故此,我們藉著探討神經刺激治療對抑鬱症之成效。

Major depression is a common mental disorder. If patients receive treatment early, it will not only help stabilize their condition, but also reduce the burden on their caregivers. This study aims to investigate whether a new form of brain stimulation called transcranial pulse stimulation (TPS) is an effective treatment for major depression. Recent studies have shown improvement in depression with TPS which is a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment. Therefore, we explored the effect of neurostimulation on depression.


研究過程 Study procedure


The study consists of total 2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sessions at the beginning and at the end of the treatment (at week 6) respectively, six weeks of TPS treatment (three treatment sessions per week), and administer psychiatric assessments in treatment week 2, week 4 and week 6. 


申請資格 及 申請過程 Application



You are welcome to participante the study, if you are aged between 18 to 60 years old, clinically diagnosed Major depression disorder, and ongoing depression medication (more than 4 weeks).

*You are not eligible to join if you have been diagnosed with any neurological disease.



We will contact you within 2 months after received your application and our research team will conduct a screening session with you. If you are eligible to participate after the screening, we will schedule the time and date for the first assessment session. 


查詢 Contact 

本研究已獲香港理工大學人類實驗對象操守小組委員會核准(參考編號: HSEARS20220816001),如果您對這項研究有任何查詢,可電郵(ping-penny.qin@connect.polyu.hk) 或 WhatsApp 9635-2967 與我們聯絡

The project has been approved by the Human Subjects Ethics Sub-committee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Reference No: HSEARS20220816001). If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact us (ping-penny.qin@connect.polyu.hk) or WhatsApp 9635-2967

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