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

This study has been terminated.
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., Belgium
Information provided by:
University of Connecticut Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov 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
Drug: risperidone

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
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 University of Connecticut Health Center:

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

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

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 ClinicalTrials.gov 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 University of Connecticut Health Center
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00203775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RIS-USA-269, IRB Project Number 01-250, RIS-USA-T255
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: October 12, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms
Antipsychotic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Antagonists
Therapeutic Uses
Tranquilizing Agents

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