3022: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for the Treatment of Depression in HIV Patients: A Mixed Methods Safety and Feasibility Study
Up to 48% of patients with HIV are co-diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), but many antidepressant treatments have delayed onset and side effects. Trancranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulary treatment demonstrated as effective in reducing depression symptoms in a general psychiatric population. This study demonstrated safety and feasibility of tDCS as a treatment for individuals co-diagnosed with HIV-MDD.
Speaker: Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
Disclosures: This presenter has no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify barriers and facilitating factors for treating MDD in an HIV-infected patient population.
2. Examine tDCS as an alternate non-invasive treatment for MDD.
3. Analyze how quantitative and qualitative methods are combined in an open-label pilot feasibility study and inform future research (e.g., recruitment strategies and study design).
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Friday, November 9th
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: February 22, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: February 28, 2014