The Use of Quetiapine (Seroquel) in the Treatment of Social Phobia: Public Speaking Environment

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
AstraZeneca
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00407199
First received: November 30, 2006
Last updated: October 26, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
  Purpose

This is a pilot study that will focus on the collection of preliminary data to determine the efficacy of quetiapine for individuals with social phobia. We hypothesize that individuals will react with less self-reported anxiety and physiological reactivity in the drug condition than in the placebo condition. If true, this would constitute a strong signal for a significant treatment effect for quetiapine in social phobia. A positive treatment effect in this study would provide rationale for further investigation of the efficacy of quetiapine for cue reactivity for individuals with social phobia. Further study would include increased sample size in order to obtain statistical power and replication of findings. We will utilize the IR formulation of quetiapine.


Condition Intervention Phase
Social Phobia
Drug: quetiapine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of Quetiapine (Seroquel) in the Treatment of Social Phobia: Effects on Cue Reactivity in Response to Virtual Reality Public Speaking Environment

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker (PRCS)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS)
  • Brief Social Phobia Scale
  • Social Phobia Inventory
  • Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale
  • In session-Subjective Units of Distress
  • Blood Pressure and heart rate monitored within session

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Primary Objective:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of quetiapine to diminish cue reactivity to a Virtual Reality environment for individuals with Social Phobia. The following primary and secondary outcome measures will be administered to subjects during each Virtual Reality exposure in treatment and non-treatment conditions. The outcome measures have demonstrated adequate reliability and validity in the detection of clinical change for individuals with social phobia in open label studies using quetiapine (Schutters, van Megen, and Westenberg, 2005). The Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker (PRCS; Paul, 1966) will be utilized as the primary measure to establish individual diagnosis and severity level. Pertaub and Slater (2002) demonstrated the sensitivity of the PRCS in measuring anxiety responses to virtual audiences. A total score of 21 or greater on the PRCS will be required for study inclusion (Carrigan and Levis, 1999). Carrigan and Lewis (1999) reported a mean score of 23.73 on the 30-item PRCS for individuals reporting fear of public speaking. Subjective units of distress ratings and measures of blood pressure and heart rate will be obtained within session in order to measure immediate changes in subject's cue reactivity to VRE stimuli. The outcome measures include:

Primary Measure: Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker (PRCS)

Secondary Measures:

Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) Clinical Global Impressions-Improvement Scale (CGI) Brief Social Phobia Scale Social Phobia Inventory Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety In session-Subjective Units of Distress Blood Pressure and heart rate monitored within session

Design:

A crossover, double-blind within subjects design will be used. The two conditions are placebo and drug prior to exposure to social anxiety cues in the virtual environment. Each subject will be in both conditions over the course of two visits. Each subject will be in only one condition on the first visit and will then cross-over to the other condition on the second visit. Order will be counter-balanced across subjects. The treatment phase of the study will include the two afore mentioned visits, totaling 60 minutes each. This will include the treatment and pre-post assessment

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-25
  • Primary DSM-IV Axis I diagnosis of social phobia, specific fear of public speaking
  • PRCS total score: 21 or greater (1 SD above population norm of 14.2)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current contraindications/sensitivity to quetiapine
  • Current prescription of benzodiazepine, tranquilizer, or antipsychotic medication
  • Current Psychotic episode
  • Current Manic episode
  • Current Depressive episode
  • Current drug or alcohol dependence
  • A patient with diabetes mellitus (DM) fulfilling one of the following criteria:

    • Unstable DM defined as enrollment glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) 8.5%.
    • Admitted to hospital for treatment of DM or DM related illness within the past 12 weeks
    • Not under physician care for DM.
    • Physician responsible for patient's DM care has not indicated that the patient's DM is controlled.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00407199

Locations
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
AstraZeneca
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David E Adson, M.D. University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Principal Investigator: Christopher B Donahue, Ph.D. Univeristy of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Matt Kushner, Ph.D. LP University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00407199     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0608M91257, M91527
Study First Received: November 30, 2006
Last Updated: October 26, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:
social phobia, anxiety, quetiapine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Phobic Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders
Quetiapine
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Psychotropic Drugs

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