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Proof of Concept in Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)AZD7325

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00807937
First Posted: December 15, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2010
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Information provided by:
AstraZeneca
  Purpose
The purpose of this research study is to determine whether AstraZeneca's drug AZD7325 is safe and effective in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anxiety Disorders Drug: AZD7325 Drug: Lorazepam Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Parallel Group, Phase II Study of 2 Oral Dose Groups of AZD7325, With a Lorazepam Arm, in Subjects With Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in the Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A) Total Score [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 4 ]
    HAM-A total score 0-56 units, 14 questions scored on scale of 0-4 (0= Not present, 4=Very severe) . Higher HAM-A scores indicate higher levels of anxiety Change : score at week 4 minus score at randomization


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale for Anxiety (HADS-A) Total Score [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 4 ]
    HADS-A total score 0-21 units, 0 is the best, Higher total scores indicate a higher severity of the mood or anxiety disorder Change : score at week 4 minus score at randomization

  • Change in Psychic Anxiety Factor as Measured by HAM-A Psychic Cluster Score [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 4 ]

    The HAM-A psychic anxiety cluster score 0-28 units consists of 7 questions scored on scale of 0-4 (0=Not present, 4=Very severe) . Higher scores indicate higher levels of psychic anxiety disorder.

    Change: score at week 4 minus score at randomization


  • Change in Somatic Symptoms as Measured by HAM-A Somatic Cluster Score [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 4 ]
    The HAM-A Somatic cluster score 0-28 units consists of 7 questions scored on scale of 0-4 (0=Not present, 4=Very severe ) . Higher scores indicate higher levels of psychic anxiety disorder.

  • Change in Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire Short Form (Q-LES-Q-SF) Percent Maximum Total Score [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 4 ]

    Q-LES-Q total score is the sum of the first 14 times of Q-LES-Q, and this total score is converted to a % maximum total score by : Q-LES-Q total score /70 x 100%, Larger values indicate a higher perceived quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction.

    Change : percentage at week 4 minus percentage at randomization



Enrollment: 369
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
AZD7325 5mg twice daily
Drug: AZD7325
4 tablets and 1 capsule taken twice a day for 28 days
Experimental: B
AZD7325 15mg twice daily
Drug: AZD7325
4 tablets and 1 capsule taken twice a day for 28 days
Active Comparator: C
Lorazepam 2mg twice daily
Drug: Lorazepam
4 tablets and 1 capsule taken twice a day for 28 days
Placebo Comparator: D
Placebo
Drug: Placebo
4 tablets and 1 capsule taken twice a day for 28 days

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent before any study-related procedures start.
  • The patient is previously diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
  • The patient has a HADS-A (anxiety) score ≥10 at both screening and randomization.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has a lifetime history of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders
  • Patient has a history of seizures or seizure disorder.
  • Patient is pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Patient has received electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) in the past.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00807937


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Sponsors and Collaborators
AstraZeneca
Investigators
Study Director: Mark A. Smith, MD, PhD AstraZeneca
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mark A. Smith, MD PhD, Medical Science Director, Emerging Psychiatry, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00807937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1140C00014
First Submitted: December 12, 2008
First Posted: December 15, 2008
Results First Submitted: July 29, 2010
Results First Posted: October 8, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GAD
Anxiety

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Anxiety Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Lorazepam
Anticonvulsants
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
GABA Modulators
GABA Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action