fMRI Study Comparing BOLD Activation Patterns Using GW679769 In Subjects With Social Anxiety Disorder

This study has been completed.
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GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2006
Last updated: October 15, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
Evidence suggests the use of neuroimaging to detect therapeutic effects of anxiolytic treatment when appropriate cognitive-emotional tasks are use to activate the emotional brain neurocircuitry believed to be involved in the core symptoms of the disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Social Anxiety Disorder
Drug: GW679769
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Dummy, Parallel Group, fMRI Study Comparing BOLD Activation Patterns Before and After 12 Weeks of Treatment With Placebo, Comparator and GW679769 in Subjects With Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in images of the brain, when stimulated, after once daily dosing for 12 weeks with GW679769, comparator or placebo in subjects with SAD.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood levels of GW679769 and comparator at the Week 1 and Week 12 Change in clinical rating scales from baseline to Week 12 Safety & tolerability

Estimated Enrollment: 57
Study Start Date: January 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Primary diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder.
  • Willing to restrict alcohol to a limited intake.

Exclusion criteria:

  • History of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or a bipolar disorder.
  • Left-handed.
  • Suffer from claustrophobia.
  • Any reason why subject could not go into the fMRI, for example have metal implants.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00332046

United States, California
GSK Investigational Site
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials, MD GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

Responsible Party: Study Director, GSK Identifier: NCT00332046     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NKF10015 
Study First Received: May 30, 2006
Last Updated: October 15, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
fMRI placebo GW679769 Social Anxiety Disorder SAD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Phobic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonists
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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