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Treatment of Neuroleptic Induced Acute Akathisia With Trazodone

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: April 17, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2008
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BeerYaakov Mental Health Center
Administration of trazodone for the treatment of neuroleptic induced acute akathisia in a cross-over fashion of 6 days duration. 3 days of placebo and 3 days of trazodone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Schizophrenia Drug: Placebo Drug: Trazodone Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by BeerYaakov Mental Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Barnes Akathisia rating scale, Positive and Negative syndrome scale, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Hamilton Anxiety Scale, Clinical Global Impression, Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: November 2000
Study Completion Date: December 2003
Primary Completion Date: December 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
The patients in this arm received placebo
Drug: Placebo
Active Comparator: Trazodone
The patients on this arm received Trazodone for 3 consecutive days
Drug: Trazodone


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with akathisia according to DSM-IV criteria at least mild akathisia.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Change of pharmacologic regimen 7 days prior to study entry
  • Significant systemic disease
  • The presence of chronic akathisia
  • Patients unable to cooperate
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00659919

Beer Yaakov MHC
Beer Yaacov, Israel, 70350
Sponsors and Collaborators
BeerYaakov Mental Health Center
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00659919     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Trazodone-60CTIL
First Submitted: April 16, 2008
First Posted: April 17, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Serotonin Agents
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents