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Neuroimaging Studies of the Treatment of Bipolar Depression With Citalopram

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Darin Dougherty, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 10, 2012
Last updated: September 15, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
Regional metabolic changes associated with response to 6 weeks of citalopram treatment, using 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography imaging, will be characterized (FDG PET). The following hypothesis will be tested: Antidepressant response or remission in depressed BPD patients will be associated with changes in cortical (prefrontal, parietal, premotor) and paralimbic (hippocampus, anterior cingulate, subgenual cingulate, posterior cingulate, and anterior insula) regions, consistent with SRI antidepressant response in unipolar depressed patients.

Bipolar Depression

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Darin Dougherty, Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • rCMRglu [ Time Frame: pre and post-treatment ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with Bipolar Depression

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current age 18-64 years; DSM-IV diagnosis of BPD, type-I, or type-II; Enrolled in the Citalopram Study at Tufts Medical Center

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current pregnancy, or inability to utilize contraception, The presence of any metallic implants, History of claustrophobia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01639482

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital - East
Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States, 02129
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Darin Dougherty, Director, Division of Neurotherapeutics, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT01639482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009P002712
Study First Received: July 10, 2012
Last Updated: September 15, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
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