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Efficacy of SEROQUEL in Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder (UNIQUE)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: August 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2009
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An open-label, non-comparative, multi-centre, phase II prospective trial to assess the efficacy of Quetiapine fumarate augmentation of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in SSRI-resistant major depressive disorder.

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: Quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label, Non-Comparative, Multi-Centre, Phase II Prospective Trial to Assess the Efficacy of Quetiapine Fumarate Augmentation of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) in SSRI-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder.

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Montgomery-Asberg Depression Scale (MADRS) score [ Time Frame: Visit 1 - > 5 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The Brief psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) scoreThe Clinical Global impression (CGI) scorePatient reported outcomes (PROs) [ Time Frame: Visit 1 - > 5 (1 week between each visit) ]
  • Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) score [ Time Frame: Visit 1 - > 5 (1 week between each visit) ]
  • The Symptom Checklist 90 Revisred (SCL-90-R) score [ Time Frame: Visit 1 - > 5 (1 week between each visit) ]

Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel)
    300 mg, PO, 100 mg morning, 200 mg evening, 4 weeks
    Other Name: Seroquel

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inform consent
  • Male and female, age between 18 and 65 years.
  • Naïve to any atypical antipsychotic
  • A diagnosis of major depressive disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No use of fluvoxamine
  • Patients with a history of bipolar I or II disorder
  • Diagnosis of psychotic major depression disorder
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00733668

Research Site
Brugge, Belgium
Research Site
Leuven, Belgium
Research Site
Liege, Belgium
Research Site
Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pr. Demyttenaere KUL
  More Information

Responsible Party: An Matthys, MD, Therapeutic Area Leader CNS, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00733668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1449C00009
First Submitted: August 12, 2008
First Posted: August 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Pathologic Processes
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Quetiapine Fumarate
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators