Tolerability and Efficacy of High Dose Escitalopram for the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Objectives: To evaluate tolerability and efficacy of escitalopram treatment in high dose than 20-50 mg/d in out-patients with OCD Type of the study: Open label, prospective study.
Number of patients: 100 patients with OCD
Duration of the study: 18-weeks of active treatment, 8-visits:
One week of 10mg Four weeks of 20mg After 4 weeks of 20mg treatment– if partial/no response, according to YBOCS score and clinical judgment, dose increase of up to 50mg depending on response, adverse events, patient preference and judgment of the clinician 12 weeks follow up on high dose. Total of 18 weeks of follow-up.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase III Open Study of High Dose Escitalopram for the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Adults|
- Safety as recorded by adverse-events and side-effects reports.
- Reduction in YBOCS scores at week 18
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2006|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00305500
|Bat-Yam, Israel, 59100|
|Study Director:||Yoram Barak, MD, MHA||Abarbanel MHC|