Relapse Prevention for Bipolar Type-II Disorder
This 62-week study will compare the safety and effectiveness of fluoxetine (Prozac®), lithium, the combination of these two medications, and placebo in treating and preventing recurrent depressive episodes in people with bipolar type II disorder.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Relapse Prevention of Bipolar Type-II Disorder|
|Study Start Date:||February 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Bipolar II (BP II) disorder is characterized by a high recurrence of major depressive episodes (MDE), and it is associated with substantial illness and deaths. Unfortunately, relatively little attention has been given to treatment of BP II. Concern that patients may switch from depressed to manic states during treatment of MDE has impeded the development of effective treatments for BP II MDE.
BP II MDE patients are treated initially with fluoxetine for 10 weeks. Patients who recover from MDE are then randomized to receive a relapse-prevention treatment of fluoxetine, lithium, a combination of fluoxetine and lithium, or placebo for 1 year. Patients undergo clinical and laboratory evaluations, including physical examinations, bloodwork, thyroid function tests, electrocardiogram (ECG), urinalysis, and HAM-D, YMR, CGI-S, CGI-I, and adverse events scales.
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|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Depression Research Unit, Univ Penn|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|