Alcoholism and Schizophrenia: Effects of Clozapine
The purpose of this study is to examine the short – term effects of clozapine on alcohol use in persons with schizophrenia and an alcohol use disorder. The hypothesis is that clozapine will have greater efficacy in reducing alcohol use than other antipsychotic medications.
Drug: Clozapine versus typical (conventional) and atypical antipsychotic medications
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
|Official Title:||Alcoholism and Schizophrenia: Effects of Clozapine|
- Self report using the weekly Time Line Follow Back; Alcohol Use Scale and Drug Use Scale obtained by clinician and key informant; breathalyzer and urine drug screen. Monthly consensus in substance use rating; monthly CDT and clozapine blood levels.
- Clinical Measures: Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale; Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms; and Clinical Global Impression; neurological side affects, cognitive assessment and quality of life measure.
|Study Start Date:||May 1999|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2004|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Commonwealth Research Center|
|Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States, 02130|
|Principal Investigator:||Alan I Green, MD||Harvard Medical School|