An International Extension Study of Corlux for Recurrent Psychotic Symptoms in Psychotic Major Depression
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Corlux (mifepristone) is a new medication that modulates the body's use of a hormone called cortisol. Under normal conditions, cortisol and other hormones are created by the body in response to physical and emotional stress, triggering a healthy stress response. People who suffer from psychotic major depression may have unusually high levels of cortisol circulating within them or abnormal patterns of cortisol levels, overloading the stress response mechanism and causing symptoms of psychosis such as delusional thoughts or hallucinations. If Corlux can keep the body's cortisol receptors from being overloaded, the stress response system may return to normal function, which may result in improvement of symptoms. The purpose of this study is to allow patients who have already participated in an earlier 8 week study of Corlux versus placebo (an inactive pill) to receive additional courses of treatment with Corlux periodically if a psychotic episode should reappear during a period of one year.
An International, Open-Label Extension Study of the Safety and Tolerability of CORLUX™ (Mifepristone) for Recurrent Psychotic Symptoms in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder With Psychotic Features
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To evaluate the safety and tolerability of Corlux (mifepristone) for the treatment of recurrent psychotic symptoms with major depression with psychotic features (PMD) who previously participated in Corcept Therapeutics Protocol C-1073-09
Secondary Outcome Measures
To assess the frequency of retreatment with Corlux in patients with PMD and qualitatively describe the psychotic symptoms for which retreatment is clinically indicated
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Completed participation through Day 56 in Corcept Therapeutics Protocol C-1073-09
Are 18 to 75 years of age
Have a diagnosis of major depressive disorder with psychotic features (DSM-IV 296.24 or 296.34)
Are able to provide written informed consent
Have a major medical problem
Have a history of an allergic reaction to CORLUX (C-1073, mifepristone)