St. John's Wort Extract LI 160 for the Treatment of Atypical Depression

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Cassella-med GmbH & Co. KG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00861978
First received: March 13, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2009
History: No changes posted

March 13, 2009
March 13, 2009
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November 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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St. John's Wort Extract LI 160 for the Treatment of Atypical Depression
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The aim of tis study is to assess the efficacy and safety of Jarsin® 300 mg as an acute treatment in mild to moderate depression with atypical features.

The general picture of depression is still that of the traditionally called endogenous type, which is also the form that was characterized extensively in clinical trials. Atypical depression with reversed vegetative signs, such as hyperphagia or hypersomnia, is traditionalla neglected, demonstrated by the fact that in the most widely used depression scales, such as the Hamilton Depression Scale, melancholic symptoms have a specific weight, while, by contrast, reversed vegetative signs are not included. This etablishes a tendency to underestimate the severity of atypical depression.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Atypical Depression
  • Drug: St. John's Wort extract
    Coated tablets (batch no. 02080277) containing 300 mg of St. John's Wort extract LI 160 (drug-extract ratio 3-6:1; extraction solvent: 80% Methanol in water; batch no. 02019073) administered orally twice daily (morning and evening) with some liquid for 8 weeks
    Other Names:
    • St. John's Wort extract
    • Jarsin
    • LI 160
  • Drug: Placebo
    Coated placebo tablets (batch no. 01010177) that were identical in shape, size, taste and color were administered orally twice daily (morning and evening) with some liquid for 8 weeks.
  • Placebo Comparator: 1
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
  • Experimental: 2
    Intervention: Drug: St. John's Wort extract
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Completed
201
November 2004
November 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mild to moderate depression (ICD-10 F32.0, F32.1) with atypical features according to DSM-IV, lasting at least 3 months
  • Female and male Caucasians aged 18 to 70 years
  • At least one of HAMD-28 scale items 22-26 scores >1
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18 Years to 70 Years
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NCT00861978
160DE0838A
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Cassella-med GmbH & Co. KG
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Cassella-med GmbH & Co. KG
March 2009

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