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Hormone and Sleep Response to Antidepressant Treatment in Adolescents and Adults With Depression

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00106197
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2013 by Uma Rao, Meharry Medical College.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 30, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

March 21, 2005
March 22, 2005
August 30, 2013
June 2004
March 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Reduction in depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Measured at Week 8 and Month 6 post-treatment ]
Reduction in depressive symptoms
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Improvement in quality of life [ Time Frame: Measured at Week 8 and Month 6 post-treatment ]
Improvement in quality of life
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Hormone and Sleep Response to Antidepressant Treatment in Adolescents and Adults With Depression
Treatment Prediction in Adolescent and Adult Depression
This study will determine whether there are age-related differences in the body systems controlling sleep and stress hormone patterns. This study will also determine whether the differences in sleep and hormone patterns between depressed adolescents and adults are associated with differences in their response to antidepressant treatment.

Adolescent depression is a serious public health concern that may lead to functional disability and death. The problems associated with the condition may continue into adulthood; therefore, early identification and effective treatment of adolescent depression is critical. Studies indicate that depressed adolescents experience greater variations in sleep and hormone patterns than depressed adults. These variations may influence responses to antidepressant treatment. This study will examine the mechanisms underlying developmental differences in sleep and hormone patterns to develop a strategy for identifying adolescents and adults who could benefit from antidepressant treatment.

This study will last approximately 10 weeks. At study start, participants will wear an activity monitor on their wrist and keep track of their nightly sleep schedule to establish baseline measures. This will continue for 2 weeks. During the second week of wearing this watch the participant will be asked to come in for a sleep study. This study will consist of two initial nights in the sleep lab and then two more nights in the lab a week later. Participants will be able to leave during the day. Upon completing the sleep assessment, participants will receive bupropion twice daily for 8 weeks. Upon completion of this 8-week treatment, participants will be interviewed to assess the effectiveness of the treatment. One follow-up meeting will occur 6 months post-treatment.

Phase 4
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Drug: Bupropion
Participants will start with 150 mg daily. If no adverse symptoms, dosage will be increased to twice daily. Treatment will last for 8 weeks.
Experimental: 1
Participants will receive bupropion in the sleep study
Intervention: Drug: Bupropion
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Unknown status
March 2014
March 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of major depressive disorder and/or dysthymic disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current treatment with antidepressant drugs
  • Major medical illness
  • Diagnosis of anorexia nervosa or manic-depressive illness
  • Pregnancy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
12 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
R01MH068391( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01MH068391 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Uma Rao, Meharry Medical College
Uma Rao
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Uma Rao, MD Meharry Medical Collegey
Meharry Medical College
August 2013

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