Relapse Prevention for Bipolar Type-II Disorder

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00044616
First received: September 3, 2002
Last updated: December 17, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention Phase
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Drug: Fluoxetine
Drug: Lithium
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Relapse Prevention of Bipolar Type-II Disorder

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Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: February 2001
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

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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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Bipolar II Depression
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Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Depression Research Unit, Univ Penn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00044616     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01 MH060353-01, R01MH060353-01, DSIR 83-ATP
Study First Received: September 3, 2002
Last Updated: December 17, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Disease
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Pathologic Processes

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