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Subjective Well Being of Patients Receiving Atypical Antipsychotics as Monotherapy or Cotherapy With Mood Stabilizers (DIDAXI)

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: June 3, 2008
Last updated: December 2, 2008
Last verified: December 2008

Cross - Sectional study requiring one visit at the investigators office for the data collection.

  • Target Group: Patients that suffer from Bipolar Disorder Type 1.
  • YMRS - HAMILTON and GAF scales are going to be used to assess the clinical outcome. The findings are going to be based on the different scores reported by Specialists (before the patients started to use as a therapy atypical antipsychotics / at the time that the visit actually takes place for the cause of the study.) We predefine the time period that the patient should be using atypical antipsychotics at minimum (2 months).
  • The first 9 consecutive patients that visit the Specialist and meet the entry criteria and signs the ICF will be recruited in the study.

Bipolar Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Subjective Well Being of Patients Receiving Atypical Antipsychotics as Monotherapy or Cotherapy With Mood Stabilizers

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Difference in the scores reported in YMRS and Hamilton - D scales from baseline(start of therapy) [ Time Frame: Assessment of the progress of disease 2 to 4 months after the initiation of the therapy(baseline) ]
  • Assessment of functioning - Relative score reported in GAF scale [ Time Frame: 2 - 4 months after the initiation of the therapy. No baseline comparison ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To depict sociodemographic characteristics and comorbidities. [ Time Frame: Reported at the site visit ]

Estimated Enrollment: 540
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Target Group:Patients that suffer from Bipolar Disorder Type 1 who are treated with atypical antipsychotics as monotherapy or cotherapy with mood stabilizers

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 1 according to diagnostic criteria DSM - IV
  • Patients that have started therapy with atypical antipsychotics as monotherapy or cotherapy with mood stabilizers the last three months, but have completed 2 full months of therapy.
  • Patients with anxiety disorder can be recruited in the study unless it is dominant.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that use antidepressant medication
  • Patients who were treated with depot antipsychotic in the last quarter before their enrollment in the study.
  • Patients who are addicts of toxic substances.
  • Patients who suffer from other serious diseases.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00691353

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Agrinio, Greece
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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Crete, Greece
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Elefsina, Greece
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Ioannina, Greece
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Karditsa, Greece
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Katerini, Greece
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KOS, Greece
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Kozani, Greece
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Lamia, Greece
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Larisa, Greece
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Nafplio, Greece
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Patra, Greece
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Peiraias, Greece
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Rodos, Greece
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Serres, Greece
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Thessalonii, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thiva, Greece
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Charalambos Touloumis, MD Athens Psychiatric Hospital Greece
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Pontikis Panagiotis, MD Medical and Regulatory Affairs Director, AstraZeneca, SA Greece Identifier: NCT00691353     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-NGR-DUM-2008/1
Study First Received: June 3, 2008
Last Updated: December 2, 2008

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Bipolar Disorder
social functioning
mood stabilizers
Bipolar Disorder Type I
atypical antipsychotics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs processed this record on May 22, 2017