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Hormonal Levels in Men With Major Depressive Disorder

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 31, 2007
Last updated: August 28, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

Subjects will be 1000 men meeting the following inclusion criteria: 1) male, age 18-65 years; 2) meeting DSM-IV criteria for major depressive disorder within the past one year, with a HAM-D score >12.

Subjects will be excluded if they exhibit 1) a substance abuse or dependence disorder within the past year; 2) current psychotic symptoms; or 3) a history of bipolar disorder.


After informed consent, eligible patients will have blood drawn for serum hormone levels; cortisol, DHEA-S and testosterone or they will provide a salivary sample for measurement of hormone levels.

We will also test hormone level form 1000 healthy males (from blood or saliva) at the same age for comparison.

Condition Intervention
Depression Procedure: Saliva sample

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Hormonal Levels in Men With Major Depressive Disorder

Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 2000

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Men diagnosed with Major depression disorder

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male
  • Major Depression Disorder
  • 18-65
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00429689

Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Study Director: Stuart Seidman,, MD West End Medical Associates
Principal Investigator: Revital Amiaz, MD Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Amiaz Revital, MD, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT00429689     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-06-4480-RA-CTIL
Study First Received: January 31, 2007
Last Updated: August 28, 2011

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
Male, MDD, Testosterone, DHEA-S,Cortisol
Major Depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017