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Study Of The Effects Of A New Antidepressant Therapy In Patients With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
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A Randomised, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled, Forced Dose Titration Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of GW679769 and Paroxetine in Subjects With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Change in score on a Depression rating scale following 8 weeks of treatment.
Secondary Outcome Measures
Change in score on a number of rating scales following 8 weeks of treatment assessing symptomatic, behavioural and functional parameters which together provide a more complete description of the disorder.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 64 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Primary diagnosis of Major depressive Disorder as defined in DSM-IV.
Capable of giving informed consent and willing to comply with the study requirements.
Women of childbearing potential must agree to one of a number of defined acceptable methods of birth control.
Primary diagnosis within the past 6 months of another Axis 1 disorder such as an anxiety disorder.
Use of medications for a psychiatric condition including herbals in the past 2-12 weeks according to medication type.
Subjects who, in the investigator's judgement, pose a current, serious suicidal or homicidal risk or have made a suicide attempt within the past 6 months.
Subjects who currently meet or who met within 6 months prior to screening DSM-IV criteria for substance abuse or subjects who currently meet or who met within 6 months prior to screening DSM-IV criteria for substance dependence (other than nicotine).
Significantly abnormal blood or urine laboratory tests or electrocardiogram (ECG).