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An Open-Label Study Of Lamictal In Neurotic Excoriation

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Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00269594
First received: December 22, 2005
Last updated: April 27, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
  Purpose

The goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Lamictal in neurotic excoriation. Twenty subjects with neurotic excoriation will receive 12 weeks of open-label treatment with Lamictal. The hypothesis to be tested is that Lamictal will be effective and well tolerated in patients with neurotic excoriation. The proposed study will provide needed data on the treatment of a disabling disorder that currently lacks a clearly effective treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Neurotic Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Drug: Lamictal (lamotrigine)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Study of Lamictal In Neurotic Excoriation

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Further study details as provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Modified for Neurotic Excoriation

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Skin Picking Symptom Assessment Scale (SP-SAS) and the Clinical Global Impression scale

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2006
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • men and women age 18-65
  • current diagnosis of neurotic excoriation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable medical illness or clinically significant abnormalities on prestudy laboratory tests or physical examination
  • history of seizures
  • myocardial infarction within 6 months
  • current pregnancy or lactation, or inadequate contraception in women of childbearing potential
  • a need for medication other than Lamictal with possible psychotropic effects or unfavorable interactions with Lamictal
  • clinically significant suicidality
  • lifetime history of DSM-IV bipolar disorder type I, dementia, or schizophrenia or any other DSM-IV psychotic disorder
  • current or recent (past 3 months) DSM-IV substance abuse or dependence
  • illegal substance use within 2 weeks of study initiation
  • initiation of psychotherapy or behavior therapy from a mental health professional within 3 months prior to study baseline
  • previous treatment with Lamictal
  • treatment with investigational medication or depot neuroleptics within 3 months, with fluoxetine within 6 weeks, or with other psychotropics within 2 weeks prior to study baseline
  • current treatment with an anti-epileptic medication and
  • patients who have previously been diagnosed with a medical condition that cause skin itchiness (e.g. liver, kidney, and blood diseases, etopic allergies)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00269594

Locations
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jon E Grant, JD, MD University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00269594     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0510M77009
Study First Received: December 22, 2005
Last Updated: April 27, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:
Skin
Picking
Pick
Neurotic Excoriation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Compulsive Personality Disorder
Dermatitis
Disease
Neurotic Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Self-Injurious Behavior
Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Personality Disorders
Skin Diseases
Lamotrigine
Anticonvulsants
Calcium Channel Blockers
Cardiovascular Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Channel Blockers
Therapeutic Uses
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers

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