Open-label Ziprasidone Study for Psychosis Treatment in Adolescents

This study has been completed.
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New York State Psychiatric Institute Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2007
Last updated: July 21, 2011
Last verified: January 2007
This open-label study will assess the medication Geodon® (Ziprasidone) in pediatric patients, aged 13-17, diagnosed with psychotic disorder. Eligible adolescents will receive Geodon® for 7 weeks and stay at the NYSPI Children's Day Unit (CDU) during the day. If clinically appropriate, they may also stay at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) Schizophrenia Research Unit (SRU) inpatient facility.

Condition Intervention Phase
Schizophreniform Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Bipolar Disorder
Drug: Ziprasidone
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open-label Feasibility Study for the Treatment of Psychotic Adolescents With Ziprasidone in the Inpatient and Day Hospital Settings

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight gain and other side effects [ Time Frame: couple of months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Ziprasidone
    subjects will use ziprasidone
Detailed Description:

This study is an open-label assessment of the feasibility of treating adolescents with psychotic disorders (schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis not otherwise specified [NOS], major depressive disorder with psychotic features, and bipolar disorder with psychotic features) in an inpatient and day hospital setting with ziprasidone (Geodon). Ziprasidone is a second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) that is FDA-approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and for the treatment of the manic phase of bipolar disorder in adults. It is also used clinically in the treatment of psychotic disorders in children, adolescents and adults. This protocol will help to elucidate the feasibility of studying the treatment of psychotic disorders with ziprasidone in adolescents 13-17 years and help facilitate the further study of the treatment of psychosis with novel agents that have a favorable side effect and weight gain profile.

The duration of the study can be up to 7 weeks. Depending on the level of symptom severity patients will be managed on either the Schizophrenia Research Unit (SRU) (GAS<35, CGI-S>5), or the Children's Day Unit (CDU) of the NYSPI. The seven weeks would encompass a 3 day period at the beginning of the study including time for screening and reviewing lab results. Over a period of one to two weeks patients will be titrated up to 120 mg/day (80 mg for patients under 45kg), and, if necessary, cross tapered off of another SGA that had not been working successfully. Subjects who do not respond to the medication after 1 week at the target dose will be discontinued from the study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Children who meet DSM-IV criteria for the following psychotic disorders: schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis NOS, major depressive disorder with psychotic features, and bipolar disorder with psychotic features.
  2. Children with an IQ of at least 70.
  3. Children who are in good physical health.
  4. The parent/guardian of the child must be willing to attend all study visits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Children who are currently receiving an effective treatment without detrimental side effects.
  2. Children who are allergic to Geodon®.
  3. Children who have previously failed to respond to an adequate trial of Geodon®.
  4. Females who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00421954

United States, New York
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Principal Investigator: Lawrence A Maayan, MD NYSPI
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lawrence Maayan, NYSPI Identifier: NCT00421954     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 5239 
Study First Received: January 12, 2007
Last Updated: July 21, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by New York State Psychiatric Institute:
psychosis NOS
MDD w/ psychotic features
bipolar disorder w. psychotic features

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mood Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Antagonists
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