Age-Related Changes in Stress Hormone Regulation

This study has been completed.
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VA Office of Research and Development Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2001
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: December 2004
Studies investigating physiological processes involved in aging-related deficits in regulation of stress hormone systems.

Condition Phase
Physiological Processes
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Mechanism of Aging-Related Changes in (HPA) Hydrocortisone Corticotropin Feedback Function

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Study Start Date: December 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of major psychiatric disorders,
  • Neurologic disorder affecting cognitive function,
  • Unstable medical problems,
  • Medications including antidepressants, neuroleptics, anxiolytics, CNS stimulants, narcotic analgesics, anti-convulsants,
  • Drugs effecting HPA axis function,
  • Vision and hearing deficits,
  • Undergoing major life event within one month or
  • Loss of family member within 6 months.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00018369

United States, Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
OverallOfficial: Richard Dorin
OverallOfficial: Elaine Peskind
OverallOfficial: Alan Schatzberg
OverallOfficial: Joseph Belanoff
  More Information Identifier: NCT00018369     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AGCG-009-99F 
Study First Received: July 3, 2001
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Hydrocortisone Corticotropin Feedback

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