Acupuncture as a Supplemental Treatment for Bipolar Depression

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Information provided by:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00071669
First received: October 29, 2003
Last updated: April 12, 2013
Last verified: November 2005
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of Bipolar Depression.


Condition Intervention Phase
Bipolar Disorder
Procedure: Acupuncture
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Adjunctive Acupuncture as a Treatment for Bipolar Depression

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Further study details as provided by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2001
Detailed Description:

Patients receive 8 weeks (12 sessions) of acupuncture treatment plus stable medication. Patients are randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture designed to relieve symptoms of depression or acupuncture designed to relieve some other legitimate physical condition. A comparison group of patients who take medication but do not receive acupuncture is assessed to evaluate the effectiveness of medication alone. Patients participate in clinical assessment each week, which includes visiting with a psychiatrist and completing symptom rating scales.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meet DSM-IV criteria for bipolar I disorder or bipolar II disorder
  • Demonstrate symptoms of depression as determined by a minimum score of 25 on the Inventory for Depressive Symptoms-Clinician Rated Scale
  • Have taken stable psychoactive medications for at least 30 days prior to study entry
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00071669

Locations
United States, Texas
Bipolar Disorder Clinic and Research Program
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00071669     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R03 MH61589, R03MH061589, DSIR AT-SO
Study First Received: October 29, 2003
Last Updated: April 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:
Mood Disorder
Acupuncture

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 29, 2014