Effect of Partial Sleep Deprivation on Cognition and Cytokines in Individuals With Major Depression

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2009 by Zentrum für Integrative Psychiatrie.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2009
German Research Foundation
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Brief Summary:
40 patients with the diagnosis of major depression are included. There are two interventions: partial sleep deprivation (PSD) and normal night sleep (CTRL). Patients are randomly assigned to PSD-(2 undisturbed nights)-CTRL or CTRL-(2 undisturbed nights)-PSD. Cytokine-status, neuropsychological and psychopathometric status are assessed pre and post each interventional and control condition.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Major Depression Behavioral: partial sleep deprivation Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 4 Study on the Effect of Partial Sleep Deprivation on Cognition and the IL-6-gp130-System in Individuals With Major Depression
Study Start Date : February 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2009

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. cognition
  2. cytokine concentration

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. clinical improvement

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Major depression
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known epilepsy or previous unexplained loss of consciousness after sleep deprivation
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Acute or chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal tendency
  • Pregnancy or nursing

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00291239

Zentrum für Integrative Psychiatrie
Kiel, Germany, 24105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Zentrum für Integrative Psychiatrie
German Research Foundation
Principal Investigator: Dunja Hinze-Selch, MD Zentrum für Integrative Psychiatrie Identifier: NCT00291239     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WADE
DFG-SFB 654, C5 "IL-6-MDE"
First Posted: February 13, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Sleep Deprivation
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms