Study of Fluoxetine in Patients With Depersonalization Disorder
The purpose of this study is to:
1) Determine the effects of fluoxetine in the treatment of depersonalization disorder, 2) Assess the durability of treatment response in these patients, 3) Assess the improvement in psychiatric disability in these patients, and 4) Assess the effects of comorbid Axis I disorders (depression, social phobia, panic/anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder) and Axis II personality disorders on treatment outcome in these patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Start Date:||April 1998|
In this trial, participants will be randomly assigned to receive either fluoxetine or placebo. Treatment will consists of two phases (acute treatment and maintenance). In the acute treatment phase, participants will receive fluoxetine or placebo daily for 12 weeks. Participants will be followed every 2 weeks. In the Maintenance phase, participants showing significant improvement after 12 weeks may continue treatment for an additional 6 months. In this phase, participants are followed every 4 weeks.
Participants who do not improve during the acute treatment phase may receive open fluoxetine, or another appropriate medication, for 3 months.
|United States, New York|
|Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY|
|New York, New York, United States, 10029|
|Study Chair:||Daphne Simeon||Mount Sinai School of Medicine|