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Depakote ER in Borderline Personality Disorder

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: NCT00222482
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2007
Schulz, S. Charles, M.D.
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University of Minnesota

Brief Summary:
This study examines the effect of Depakote ER versus placebo in a randomized trial of borderline personality disorder. Patients all participate in DBT therapy and those who are not responsive are assigned to either Depakote ER or placebo for up to 12 weeks. Borderline Personality Symtoms are measured and side-effects are assessed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Borderline Personality Disorder Drug: Depakote ER Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind and Placebo Controlled Assessment of Depakote ER in Borderline Personality Disorder
Study Start Date : March 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2005

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptom Checklist 90

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Barratt Impulsivity Scale

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:Male or female patients with the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder between the ages of 21 adn 55 years old. Must be in good physical health -

Exclusion Criteria:Major psychiatric illness on Axis I - schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. May not have current MDD. May not be dependent on illicit substances or alcohol.


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00222482

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota
Schulz, S. Charles, M.D.
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Principal Investigator: Sellamnn C Schulz, M.D. Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00222482    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0306M49703
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007
Keywords provided by University of Minnesota:
Borderline Personality Disorder
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Personality Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
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Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimanic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs