Seasonal Affective Depression (SAD) Study

This study has been completed.
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GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: September 25, 2003
Last updated: February 13, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
A placebo controlled study evaluating the effectiveness of medication in preventing winter depressive episodes in patients with a history of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Condition Intervention Phase
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Drug: Extended-release Bupropion Hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: See Detailed Description

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Further study details as provided by GlaxoSmithKline:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • End of season depression-free rate.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to onset of a seasonal depressive episode. Change from randomization on SIGH-SAD and HAMD-17.

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2004
Primary Completion Date: June 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
A 7-Month Multicenter, Parallel, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Comparison of 150-300mg/day of Extended-release Bupropion Hydrochloride and Placebo for the Prevention of Seasonal Depressive Episodes in Subjects with a History of Seasonal Affective Disorder Followed by an 8-week Observational Follow-up Phase

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) with a seasonal pattern.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current or past history of seizure disorder or brain injury.
  • History or current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa or bulimia.
  • Recurrent summer depression more frequently than winter depression.
  • Primary diagnosis of panic disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), acute distress disorder, bipolar II disorder or other psychotic disorders.
  • Initiated psychotherapy within the last 3 months.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00069459

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Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials, MD GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: Study Director, GSK Identifier: NCT00069459     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100006
Study First Received: September 25, 2003
Last Updated: February 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Winter depression, winter blues, depression, seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mood Disorders
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Depressive Disorder
Mental Disorders
Antidepressive Agents
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Central Nervous System Agents
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
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