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Pain Processing in Anxiety and Depression

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00560196
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 19, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Danish Pain Research Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to investigate pain, anxiety and depression in patients with panic anxiety disorders without pain or depression without pain compared with healthy volunteers

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pain Anxiety Depression Other: Observation

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 71 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pain, Anxiety and Depression in Patients With Panic Anxiety Disorders Without Pain or Depression Without Pain Compared With Healthy Volunteers
Study Start Date : November 2007
Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Study Completion Date : February 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients with panic anxiety disorder without pain
Other: Observation
Patients with depression without pain
Other: Observation
Healthy controls
Other: Observation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quantitative sensory testing [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptom checklist 92 [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  2. Hamilton Depression and Anxiety Rating Scale [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  3. Major Depression Inventory [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  4. GAD-10 Anxiety Scale [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  5. Health Survey SF-36 [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  6. McGill Pain Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  7. Sweat test [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  8. Heart rate variability testing [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  9. Coping Strategy Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  10. Pain Catastrophizing Scale [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  11. Pain rating (VAS) [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]
  12. Interview [ Time Frame: 3-4 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatient clinic Primary care clinic Community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with panic disorder or depression

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with antidepressants, anticonvulsants or any other pain medication except paracetamol, SSRI and benzodiazepines
  • Serious or unstable medical disease
  • Prior or present diagnosis of mania, bipolar or psychotic disorder, delirium, suicidal, drug and alcohol dependence, severe agitation
  • Patients who cannot cooperate and do not understand Danish

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00560196

Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Danish Pain Research Center
Principal Investigator: Lise Gormsen, MD Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University Hospital

Responsible Party: Danish Pain Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00560196     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PAD2007LG
First Posted: November 19, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2016
Last Verified: August 2009

Keywords provided by Danish Pain Research Center:
Neuropathic pain
Chronic pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders