Previous research

Research conducted at CNDR is extensive and favors originality. Previous studies include investigating the effect of PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields) and light therapy. For further details, please read the descriptions below.

​Pulsing electromagnetic fields (PEMF) against depression

In collaboration with a number of psychiatric centers in Denmark, a new method of treatment for treatment-resistant depression was tested in this study. PEMF is a treatment method with very few and only mild adverse effects and consists in the patient gets a treatment helmet on his/her head, that creates a pulsating magnetic field. Daily PEMF treatment is expected to reduce the depressive symptoms.

Researcher: Bille Borck
Supervisor: Poul Videbech

The project was completed in the spring 2017

​The correlation between depression and heart failure as well as myocardial infarction

This project aims was to investigate how depression affects the prognosis of these serious heart diseases, in order to improve survival. The project was started in 2014 and is carried out in collaboration with Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby under the guidance of Professor Henrik Toft Sørensen, Clinical Epidemiological Department and Professor Hans Erik Bøtker, Heart Department, and Professor Poul Videbech, CNDR. The project is carried out by PhD students Kasper Adelborg and Jens Sundbøll.
The project was completed in the spring 2017.

​Wake and light therapy for inpatients with depression - Treatment effect, predictors and patient experience 

The purpose of the project was to investigate the effect of using wake and light therapy as well as stabilization of the daily rhythm as a supplement to common treatment in patients with depression.
The project started in 2013 and was carried out in collaboration with Dept. Q at Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov of PhD student and nurse cand. scient. san. Mette Kragh.
The project was completed in the spring 2017.

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