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

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00440713
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2007
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Federal University of São Paulo

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Drug: Aripiprazole Behavioral: Interpersonal Therapy Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 3 Study of Aripriprazole in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
Study Start Date : January 2004
Study Completion Date : March 2006

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

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Beck Depression Inventory
  2. Beck Anxiety Inventory
  3. Social Adjustment Scale
  4. Global Assessment Functioning
  5. MOS SF-36, quality of life
  6. Dropout
  7. complete the trial

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): NCT00440713

Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of São Paulo
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Principal Investigator: Marcelo F Mello, M.D. Federal University of São Paulo

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00440713     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01
First Posted: February 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2007
Last Verified: February 2007

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor Antagonists
Serotonin Antagonists
Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists
Dopamine Antagonists