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Donepezil Double Blind Trial for ECT Memory Disfunction

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2009 by BeerYaakov Mental Health Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
BeerYaakov Mental Health Center Identifier:
First received: April 22, 2007
Last updated: January 26, 2009
Last verified: January 2009

This is a double blind randomized investigation of donepezil for patients suffering from schizophrenia, undergoing ECT.

Patients will be randomized to receive either donezepil or plasebo, in order to gauge whether donezepil has a protective effect on memory disfunction, while patients are treated with ECT. Several parameters will be invistigated at baseline: general psychopathological measures, memory function scales, side effects scales. The same measurements will be taken throughout the trial and one month after ending the ECT.

Condition Intervention Phase
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform Disorder
Drug: Donepezil
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Donepezil Double Blind Trial for ECT Memory Disfunction

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by BeerYaakov Mental Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Data will be analyzed using SPSS for Windows. [ Time Frame: after 5 ECT treatments ]
  • Results of the memory and neurocognitive measures will be examined [ Time Frame: after 8 ECT treatments ]
  • using repeated MANOVA with before, within and after ECT treatment. [ Time Frame: 1 month after the last ECT treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Donepezil Drug: Donepezil
Tab.Donepezil 5 mg once daily during ECT treatment and the month after the last ECT treatment
Other Name: Donepezil - Memorit
Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: Donepezil
Tab.Donepezil 5 mg once daily during ECT treatment and the month after the last ECT treatment
Other Name: Donepezil - Memorit


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder patients who meet criteria for diagnoses by DSM-IV criteria and evaluated by the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of serious neurological disorders including neurodegenerative deseases, mental retardation, substance and/or alcohol dependence.
  • Pregnant women
  • Patients who recieved ECT within 6 month
  • Patients whith contraindication to Donepezil treatment.
  • Patients with Lithium treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00465283

Contact: Tali Nachshoni, MD 972-8-9258372
Contact: Marina Kupchik, MD 972-89258382

Beer Yaakov MHC Recruiting
Beer Yaacov, Israel, 70350
Contact: Tali Nachshoni, M.D.    972-8-9258372   
Principal Investigator: Tali Nachshoni, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
BeerYaakov Mental Health Center
Principal Investigator: Tali Nachshoni, MD Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marina Kupchik, MD, BeerYaakov Mental Health Center Identifier: NCT00465283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Donepezil-180CTIL
Study First Received: April 22, 2007
Last Updated: January 26, 2009

Keywords provided by BeerYaakov Mental Health Center:
Donepezil, ECT, Memory Disfunction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychotic Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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