The Combination of Aripiprazole and Antidepressants in Psychotic Major Depression (Abilify)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00556140|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 9, 2007
Results First Posted : August 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 20, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Psychotic Depression||Drug: Aripiprazole||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||16 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Combination of Aripiprazole and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants in the Acute Treatment of Psychotic Major Depression: Efficacy and Tolerability|
|Study Start Date :||June 2003|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2008|
|Experimental: Major Depression with Psychotic Features||
Everyone in this study will receive aripiprazole and an antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). There is only one arm for this study.
Aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia.
You will receive aripiprazole (Abilify) and one of the following SSRI antidepressant medications that will be determined by the study doctor and you: sertraline (Zoloft), citalapram (Celexa), or escitalopram (Lexapro). The dose of aripiprazole (Abilify) will be 10 milligrams a day, and the starting doses for the SSRI anti-depressants will be: sertraline (Zoloft) 50 milligrams a day, citalopram (Celexa) 20 milligrams a day, and escitalopram (Lexapro) 10 milligrams a day.
Other Name: Abilify
- Depression and Psychosis Response Rate [ Time Frame: Baseline and 7 weeks ]This response rate refers to the percentage of patients who experienced a 50 percent or greater reduction in symptoms. Specifically, this refers to a 50 percent reduction in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale 17 (HAM-D-17) scores from baseline and no psychotic symptoms as measured by the Structured Clinical Interview for DMS-IV psychosis module. HAM-D-17 scores range from 0-50 with a score of >23 considered severely depressed and <7 to be mildly to not at all depressed.
- Depression and Psychosis Remission Rate [ Time Frame: Baseline and 7 weeks ]This remission rate refers to a Hamilton Depression Rating Scale 17 (HAM-D-17) score of 7 or less and no psychotic symptoms as measured by the Structured Clinical Interview for DMS-IV psychosis module. HAM-D-17 scores range from 0-50 with a score of >23 considered severely depressed and <7 to be mildly to not at all depressed.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00556140
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Matthews D John, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|