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Preventing Depression Recurrence in Diabetes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2006
Last updated: March 1, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
To study the effectiveness of sertraline (Zoloft) in treating depression in adults with diabetes. The study will also determine whether depressed diabetic patients who have successfully responded to sertraline (Zoloft) are more likely to have depression recur if the sertraline (Zoloft) is discontinued.

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depression
Drug: sertraline
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Preventing Depression Recurrence in Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 262
Study Start Date: March 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2004
Detailed Description:

Part A: Prevention of Depression Recurrence in Diabetes

  1. To determine the efficacy of maintenance antidepressant medication in preventing or delaying recur-rence of major depression in diabetes.
  2. To determine the relationship of sustained depression remission to social, occupational, and global func-tioning, and to quality of life and compliance with diabetes treatment.
  3. To determine clinical features predictive of depression recurrence in diabetes.

Part B. Longitudinal Study of the Interrelationship of Glycemic Control and Depression

  1. To determine the effects of depression remission and recurrence on glycemic control.
  2. To determine the efficacy of maintenance antidepressant medication in producing sustained benefits in glycemic control.
  3. To determine the interrelationship of daily mood with blood glucose and the effect of maintenance treatment on this relationship.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-80
  • Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes
  • Screen positive for depression

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Are pregnant or lactating
  • Are known to be hypersensitive to the drug
  • Have a recent history of myocardial infarction or unstable heart disease
  • Have severe hepatic disease or renal impairment (serum creatinine > 3 mg/dl)
  • The subset of patients with psychiatric disorders thought to affect management (e.g., schizophrenia, alcohol and drug dependence) will also be excluded from participation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00374426

United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: Patrick J Lustman, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine
  More Information Identifier: NCT00374426     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 96-0806 (completed)
Study First Received: September 8, 2006
Last Updated: March 1, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
diabetes mellitus
depression recurrence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 26, 2017