Study Evaluating Venlafaxine ER in Children and Adolescents With Social Anxiety Disorder

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 13, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 19, 2006
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Brief Summary:
To determine the anxiolytic efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a flexible-dose of venlafaxine extended release (ER) administered for 16 weeks in the treatment of children and adolescent outpatients with social anxiety disorder (generalized) in a placebo-controlled study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Social Anxiety Disorder Drug: Venlafaxine ER Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 293 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Flexible-Dose Study of Venlafaxine ER In Children and Adolescent Outpatients With Social Anxiety Disorder
Study Start Date : December 1999
Study Completion Date : June 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety
U.S. FDA Resources

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Final on therapy Social Anxiety Scale-Adolescents and Children (SAS-AC) total score.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response, defined as a score of 1 (very much improved) or (very improved), on the Clinical Global Impressions-Improvement (CGI-I) scale; Final on therapy Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale for Children and Adolescents (LSAS-AC) total score.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female outpatient
  • 8-17 year old
  • diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • concomitant psychiatric or medical disorders which interfere with safety or assessment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00238719

Sponsors and Collaborators
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Study Director: Medical Monitor Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Identifier: NCT00238719     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0600B4-389
First Posted: October 13, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2006
Last Verified: May 2006

Keywords provided by Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer:
Social Anxiety
Children Disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Phobia, Social
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Phobic Disorders
Venlafaxine Hydrochloride
Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs