Mineralocorticoid Receptor in the Treatment of Severe Depression

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00295347
First received: February 22, 2006
Last updated: June 9, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
  Purpose

The proposed research aims to compare the onset of action and the efficacy of fludrocortisone, a mineralocorticoid receptor agonist vs. spironolactone, a mineralocorticoid antagonist, vs. placebo as augmentation to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) in 65 inpatients with severe depression. The study will also explore the utility of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in predicting treatment response. The study will be a 5-week randomized and double-blind trial of fludrocortisone vs. spironolactone vs. placebo during three years.


Condition Intervention
Major Depression
Drug: Spironolactone
Drug: fludrocortisone
Drug: escitalopram

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Mineralocorticoid Receptor in the Treatment of Severe Depression: A Randomized, Double Blind, and Placebo Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:

Estimated Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Depressed male and female inpatients according to DSM-IV
  • Age between 18 and 70 years
  • Minimum of 17-items Hamilton Depression Score of 18
  • Informed consent signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Relevant medical or neurological disorders
  • Pregnancy or unsure contraception
  • Relevant psychiatric comorbidity
  • Active alcohol or other substance abuse/dependance
  • Contraindications to SSRI, fludrocortisone, or spironolactone
  • Steroid medication
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00295347

Locations
Germany
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christian Otte, MD Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Christian Otte, MD, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00295347     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OT 209/3-1
Study First Received: February 22, 2006
Last Updated: June 9, 2008
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Dexetimide
Citalopram
Fludrocortisone
Mineralocorticoids
Spironolactone
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Parasympatholytics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Muscarinic Antagonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Serotonin Agents
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents

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