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Treatment of Depression in Parkinson's Disease

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2011 by Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing Identifier:
First received: August 11, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2011
History: No changes posted
The goal of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine-"Xiaoyao Pill" (Herb extracts)on depression, compared to placebo and "Bupleurum+Ginkgo" in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Depression in Parkinson's Disease
Drug: Xiaoyao Pill
Drug: Bupleurum+Ginkgo
Drug: placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of "Xiaoyao Pill" Treatment of Depression in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hamilton Depression Scale [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Change of Hamilton Depression Scale score on week 12 from baseline.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • the responder rate (defined as score reduction of HAMD-17>=50%) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • the Geriatric Depression Scale [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: group 1 Drug: Xiaoyao Pill
herb extracts,were received two times a day for 12 weeks without dose changing.
Active Comparator: group 2 Drug: Bupleurum+Ginkgo
herb extracts, were received two times a day for 12 weeks without dose changing.
Placebo Comparator: group 3 Drug: placebo
The placebo looked like herb extracts and were also received two times a day for 12 weeks without dose changing.

Detailed Description:

Depression as the most common non-motor comorbidity of Parkinson's disease (PD), have a negative impact on disability and quality of life.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has shown effects on several depression. It is not known if TCM also is effective for depression in PD. This study is to investigate "Xiaoyao Pill", an antidepressant in TCM, on depression in PD.

A total of 60 patients with depression in PD will be randomized to each of the three arms.


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parkinson's disease without dementia
  • Depression
  • Males or females
  • Willing and able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cognitive dysfunction
  • other serious diseases
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01416818

Contact: Jinglin Zhang, MD, PhD. +86-10-83198677

Xuanwu Hospital Recruiting
Beijing, China, 100053
Contact: Piu Chan, M.D., Ph.D.    +86-10-83198677   
Principal Investigator: Piu Chan, MD,PhD.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing
Principal Investigator: Piu Chan, MD. PhD. Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing
  More Information

Responsible Party: Piu Chan, MD, PhD., Xuanwu Hospital Identifier: NCT01416818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008XYRCT
Study First Received: August 11, 2011
Last Updated: August 11, 2011

Keywords provided by Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing:
Parkinson's disease;

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Parkinson Disease
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on April 21, 2017