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Estrogen and Perimenopausal Depression

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2008 by University of California, Los Angeles.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
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University of California, Los Angeles Identifier:
First received: September 28, 2005
Last updated: June 2, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
During perimenopause (the time just prior to menopause), women often notice many biological, psychological, and social changes. In particular, some women experience depressive symptoms during perimenopause that are severe enough to warrant antidepressant medication. Whether or not women with perimenopausal depression respond to antidepressant medication may depend on the level of estrogen in their blood. We would like to investigate whether estrogen will help the women who only partially respond to antidepressant medications. We also want to examine how different doses of estrogen may affect individuals differently.

Condition Intervention Phase
Depressive Disorder, Major Menopause Drug: estrogen Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Dose Response Effects of Estrogen Augmentation in Mood & Memory in Perimenopausal Depression

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mood

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Memory

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: October 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical Diagnosis of Unipolar Major Depression, currently taking antidepressants
  • HAM-D between 10 and 17

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of Psychosis, breast cancer, smoking, dementia, clotting disorders
  • Current substance abuse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00229450

Contact: Melinda L. Morgan, Ph.D. 310-825-5028

United States, California
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute & Hospital Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90024
Contact: Jodie B. Cohen, B.S.    310-825-0528   
Sub-Investigator: Ian A. Cook, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Andrew F. Leuchter, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Principal Investigator: Melinda L. Morgan, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00229450     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NARSAD06806-001
Study First Received: September 28, 2005
Last Updated: June 2, 2008

Keywords provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 21, 2017