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CAFE Comparison of Atypicals in First Episode of Psychosis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00034892
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 3, 2002
Last Update Posted : January 4, 2013
University of North Carolina
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness, tolerability, and efficacy of the currently available atypical antipsychotic drugs olanzapine (2.5-20 mg/day), quetiapine (100-800 mg/day) and risperidone (0.5-4 mg/day) in patients with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, or schizoaffective disorder who are experiencing their first psychotic episode.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Psychotic Disorders Mental Health Mental Disorders Drug: Olanzapine, risperidone Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Tolerability of Olanzapine, Quetiapine and Risperidone in the Treatment of First Episode Psychosis: A Randomized Double Blind 52-Week Comparison
Study Start Date : March 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must meet criteria for schizophreniform disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder with psychotic symptoms lasting 1-60 months
  • Psychotic symptoms must have persisted at least one month, and not more thn 5 years (60 months)
  • Patients must have no previous history of drug treatment (greater than a total of 16 weeks) with antipsychotics

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with history of psychotic disorder with recovery period of at least 3 months
  • Female patients who are pregnant or nursing
  • Patients with a known history of mental retardation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00034892

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Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00034892     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5077IL/0114
First Posted: May 3, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 4, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Antagonists
Dopamine Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators