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A Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Administered Maintenance Treatments in Bipolar Disorder I and II.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: September 14, 2010
Last updated: December 19, 2011
Last verified: December 2011
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of administered maintenance treatments in bipolar disorder I and II, defined as the percentage of patients who experience a relapse episode during the first 9 months after a mood event (manic or depressive).

Bipolar Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective, Observational Study for the Maintenance Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder I and II in Greece.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of patients (n, %) who will experience a relapse episode (manic, hypomanic, depressive, mixed) [ Time Frame: During the first 9 months after the acute mood episode or in case of relapse occurrence. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Description of administered treatments for the management of the acute phase of bipolar disorder [mood stabilizers (n,%), antidepressants (n,%), and antipsychotics (n,%)]. [ Time Frame: 4 months and 9 months after the acute mood episode or in case of relapse occurrence ]
  • Description of management of relapse episodes in patients previously receiving treatment during the maintenance phase [ Time Frame: In all visits - during the whole study period (9 months) ]
  • YMRS total score, HAM-D total score [ Time Frame: At baseline and final visit (9 months after the acute mood episode) ]

Enrollment: 294
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Outpatients with bipolar disorder I or II (as per DSM-IV)
The percentage of patients who experience a relapse episode during the first 9 months after a mood event (manic or depressive).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatients diagnosed with bipolar disorder I or II (as per DSM-IV), who have received therapy with at least one atypical antipsychotic for the acute episode and whose treating physician has considered they have entered the maintenance phase.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who experienced the last acute mood episode during the last 2 months and are in euthymic state (YMRS score ≤12 and HAM-D score ≤12) for at least two weeks
  • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder I or II (as per DSM-IV), with or without rapid cycling
  • Subjects who have been treated with at least one atypical antipsychotic for the management of an acute mood event (manic or depressive) as monotherapy or in combination with other medication
  • Provision of informed consent prior to study participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects fulfilling criteria for diagnosis of any other psychiatric condition (except from bipolar disorder I or II), as per DSM-IV Axis Ι, concomitant organic mental disorder or mental retardation
  • Subjects who have received treatment with a depot
  • Substance abuse or dependence (with the exception of nicotine dependence), as defined by DSM-IV criteria
  • Inability of subjects to comply with the study protocol.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01202604

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Aigio, Achaias, Greece
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Ag. Paraskevi, Attikis, Greece
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Athens, Attikis, Greece
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Chaidari, Attikis, Greece
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Drapetsona, Attikis, Greece
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Elefsina, Attikis, Greece
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Glyfada, Attikis, Greece
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Ilissia, Attikis, Greece
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Kifisia, Attikis, Greece
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Koropi, Attikis, Greece
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Maroussi, Attikis, Greece
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N. Kosmos, Attikis, Greece
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Pagrati, Attikis, Greece
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Petroupoli, Attikis, Greece
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Piraeus, Attikis, Greece
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Thiva, Attikis, Greece
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Vironas, Attikis, Greece
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Ag. Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
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Agrinio, Etoloakarnania, Greece
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Arta, Etoloakarnania, Greece
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Alexandroupolis, Evros, Greece
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Lamia, Fhiotidos, Greece
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Amaliada, Ilias, Greece
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Karditsa, Karditsas, Greece
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Katerini, Katerinis, Greece
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Kavala, Kavalas, Greece
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Sparti, Lakonias, Greece
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Edessa, Pellas, Greece
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Giannitsa, Pellas, Greece
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Preveza, Prevezis, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Thessalonikis, Greece
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Trikala, Trikalon, Greece
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Serres, Greece
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Dr. Panagiotis Pontikis AstraZeneca S.A. Greece
  More Information

Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT01202604     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-NGR-DUM-2010/1
Study First Received: September 14, 2010
Last Updated: December 19, 2011

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Bipolar disorder I and II
mood event
manic or depressive

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on June 23, 2017