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Haloperidol vs. Risperidone in the Treatment of Aggression in Psychotic Inmates

This study has been terminated.
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., Belgium
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UConn Health Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: October 12, 2006
Last verified: May 2005
This study examines the efficacy of haldol versus risperdal in the treatment of aggression in psychotic prison inmates. It is hypothsized that risperdal will be more effective in decreasing aggression than haldol.

Condition Intervention
Psychosis Aggression Drug: risperidone

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Risperidone Versus Haloperidol in the Treatment of Aggression and Hostility in Psychotic Inmates

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Further study details as provided by UConn Health:

Study Start Date: July 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:age 18 or over, psychotic disorder diagnosed on SCID, inmate at correctional facility for at least 2 weeks -

Exclusion Criteria: active withdrawal from substances of abuse, non-psychotic individuals, pregnant women, people unable to give informed consent, patients on mood stabilizers

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00203775

United States, Connecticut
University of connecticut health center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Connecticut
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., Belgium
Principal Investigator: catherine f lewis, md UConn Health
  More Information Identifier: NCT00203775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RIS-USA-269
IRB Project Number 01-250
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: October 12, 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms
Haloperidol decanoate
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
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents processed this record on September 18, 2017