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Quetiapine in Postpartum Depression

This study has been terminated.
(Recruitment behind plan, no increase expected)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: May 21, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2010
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The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of quetiapine in female patients with postpartum depressive disorder with psychotic symptoms

Condition Intervention Phase
Postpartum Depressive Disorder Drug: Quetiapine Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of the Atypical Antipsychotic Quetiapine in the Treatment of Postpartum Depressive Disorder With Psychotic Symptoms

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Change in the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D) [ Time Frame: Baseline Day 1 to final visit 28 weeks ]
    HAM-D is a 17-21 item observer-rated scale to assess presence and severity of depressive states. 9 items are scored 0-4, whereas the further 8 are scored 0-2, as these represent variables which do not lend themselves to quantitative rating (0=absent; 1=doubtful or slislight; 2=clearly present). Higher scores indicate higer depressive state

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Efficacy Scales: Clinical Global Impression (CGI), Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS), Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) [ Time Frame: Baseline Day 1 to final visit 28 weeks ]

    Change in efficacy scales: Clinical Global Impression (CGI),Scale of 1-7 (1 = normal or no change - 7 = extremely ill or extreme changes).

    Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating scale (MADRS) 10 questions with a scale of 1-4 (1 = no symptoms - 4 = severe symptoms), higher score = worst values.

    Brief Psychiatric rating scale (BPRS)- 24 symptom constructs, each to be rated in a 7-point scale of severity ranging from 'not present' to 'extremely severe' no participants analysed - terminated study

  • Change in Functional Outcome: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), Parental Bonding Questionnaire (PBQ) [ Time Frame: Baseline Day 1 to final visit 28 weeks ]
    Change in functional outcome: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF),scale of 1-100 (1 = severe symptoms - 100 = no symptoms) Parental bonding Questionnaire (PBQ) no participants analysed - terminated study

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG), Vital Signs, Laboratory [ Time Frame: Baseline Day 1 to final visit 28 weeks ]

    Safety parameter:s electrocardiogram (ECG), vital signs, laboratory

    no participants analysed - terminated study

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Quetiapine Fumarate 150 - 800mg
Quetiapine 150-800mg
Drug: Quetiapine
150-800 mg, oral, twice a day (bid)
Other Name: Seroquel


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 39 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provision of signed informed consent.
  • Female patients with severe postpartum depressive disorders with psychotic symptoms and a minimum HAM-D cut off score of 20 points

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Woman with pre-existing psychotic disorder
  • Patients with alcohol or substance abuse or dependence
  • Patients who pose an imminent risk of suicide or danger to self or others
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00681668

Research Site
Herten, Westfalen-Lippe, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Luc Turmes, MD Westfälisches Zentrum Herten, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Im Schlosspark 20 45699 Herten
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kai Richter MD, Medical Director (comm), MC Germany, AstraZeneca, MC Germany
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00681668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1449L00023
First Submitted: May 20, 2008
First Posted: May 21, 2008
Results First Submitted: October 29, 2009
Results First Posted: September 17, 2010
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Postpartum Depression
Psychotic Symptoms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depression, Postpartum
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Puerperal Disorders
Pregnancy Complications
Quetiapine Fumarate
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs