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Acute Effectiveness of Additional Drugs to the Standard Treatment of Depression

Launched by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH) · Nov 3, 1999

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Trial Information

Current as of June 14, 2024

Completed

Keywords

Manic Depressive Disorder Antidepressants Re Randomization Continuation Ratings Bipolar Illness Depression Bupropion Sertraline

Description

This NIMH-Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network (the "Network") study will be the first systematic assessment in bipolar depression of the comparative efficacy of bupropion (Wellbutrin), sertraline (Zoloft), and venlafaxine (Effexor), three newer antidepressants which have very different mechanisms of action. Bupropion is largely dopaminergic while sertraline is a serotonin selective reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and venlafaxine is a mixed serotonin, norepinephrine, and to a lesser extent dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Subjects enrolled in this study will be bipolar patients on prophylactic treatmen...

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Eligibility criteria

  • Subjects fulfill DSM-IV criteria for Bipolar I disorder (BPI), Bipolar II disorder (BPII), Bipolar disorder not otherwise specified (BPNOS), or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type.
  • Subjects must be competent to comprehend the purpose of the study and provide informed consent.
  • Subjects must undergo complete psychiatric diagnostic interview (SCID--DSM-IV), medical, neurological, and Laboratory examinations (including EKG, renal and liver function tests, serum electrolytes, urinalysis, HIV, hepatitis B, pregnancy testing, and urine drug screen for the presence of psychoactive drugs and drugs of abuse).
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Subjects must have a depression of sufficient severity to rate greater than or equal to 16 on the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology -Clinician (IDS-C) comparable to greater than or equal to 12 on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale) or the clinician must decide that there is a need to treat with an antidepressant. In addition, patients must be on at least one mood stabilizer.
  • Subjects should have no general medical illness that is causing the mood disorder.
  • Subjects should not have liver, renal, hematological, or neurological disease.
  • Women participants of childbearing potential must be nongravid, nonnursing, and using an acceptable method of birth control.
  • Patients must not have alcohol or substance use or dependence of sufficient magnitude to require independent, concurrent treatment intervention (excluding self-help groups), i.e., hospitalization, day treatment programs, or counselor visits.
  • No patients taking concomitant medications that would contraindicate the medications under study, such as chemotherapy.
  • No history of bulimia or seizure disorder.

Attachments

readout_NCT00001483_2024-06-14.pdf

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NCT00001483_study_protocol.pdf

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About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Locations

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

People applied

Timeline

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Estimated completion

Not reported

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