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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and Antiepileptic Drugs

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 March 2010 by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2008
Last updated: March 15, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
This study is being done to determine if there are differences in mood during the menstrual cycle among women with epilepsy who take various different antiepileptic drugs and women without epilepsy.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Different Antiepileptic Drug Monotherapies for the Occurrence of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Among Women With Epilepsy

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Further study details as provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine if the frequency of premenstrual dysphoric disorder differs among antiepileptic drug monotherapies. [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Lamotrigine Monotherapy
Levetiracetam Monotherapy
Carbamazepine Monotherapy
Phenytoin Monotherapy
Normal control (no epilepsy)

Detailed Description:
Participants will be given informed consent during the initial study visit. We will gather information about their seizure disorder and medications and provide them with instructions and a form that they will complete daily for two months (two menstrual cycles). During the third week of each menstrual cycle, they will be asked to return once to provide a blood sample.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Three regional epilepsy centers

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women with epilepsy, 18-45 years of age. Women will be on one of 4 established (≥ 3 months) AED monotherapies: LTG, CBZ, PHT or LEV and with documented therapeutic range serum AED level during the year prior to enrollment.
  • Normal Control women, 18-45 years of age, in good general health by history

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concomitant use of prescribed or OTC reproductive hormones
  • Concomitant use of antidepressant and anxiolytic medications such as SSRIs, bupropion, tricyclics, benzodiazepines
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00612235

Contact: Andrew G Herzog, MD 617 667 4523
Contact: Sarah D Smithson, BA 617 667 4523

United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Andrew G Herzog, MD    617-667-4523      
Contact: Sarah D Smithson, BA    617 667 4523   
Principal Investigator: Andrew G Herzog, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Kaarkuzhali Krishnamurthy, MD         
Brigham and Women's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Sonia Replansky, BA    617-732-5423   
Principal Investigator: Barbara Dworetzky, MD         
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Recruiting
Newton, Massachusetts, United States, 02462
Contact: Eduardo Garcia, MD    617-969-1723   
Principal Investigator: Eduardo Garcia, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Andrew G Herzog, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Andrew G. Herzog, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier: NCT00612235     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-P-000357/2
Study First Received: January 29, 2008
Last Updated: March 15, 2010

Keywords provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Premenstrual Syndrome
Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes
Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Antimanic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
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