Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms (AripipPTSD)

This study has been completed.
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Federal University of São Paulo Identifier:
First received: February 22, 2007
Last updated: February 23, 2007
Last verified: February 2007

32 outpatients with a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder were included in a randomized comparative single-blind study to study the efficacy of aripiprazole to treat post-traumatic stress symptoms.

The hypothesis is that aripiprazole has an efficacy to reduce PTSD symptoms

Condition Intervention Phase
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Drug: Aripiprazole
Behavioral: Interpersonal Therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 3 Study of Aripriprazole in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CAPS (Clinician Administered Posttraumatic Scale) score (PTSD symptoms)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Beck Depression Inventory
  • Beck Anxiety Inventory
  • Social Adjustment Scale
  • Global Assessment Functioning
  • MOS SF-36, quality of life
  • Dropout
  • complete the trial

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2006
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of PTSD (after SCID-I application by a trained psychiatrist).
  • Use of an effective contraceptive method when the subject is women with sexual activity and with risk of pregnancy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of schizophrenic, delusional, psychotic depression, schizoaffective, bipolar or borderline personality (after SCID-I application by the a trained psychiatrist).
  • Clinical diagnosis of psychoactive substance dependence within 6-months before the study enrollment.
  • To have decompensated medical diagnostics needing urgent treatment
  • being pregnant.
  • using psychoactive drugs.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00440713

Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of São Paulo
Principal Investigator: Marcelo F Mello, M.D. Federal University of São Paulo
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No publications provided Identifier: NCT00440713     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01
Study First Received: February 22, 2007
Last Updated: February 23, 2007
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by Federal University of São Paulo:
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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