Geodon for the Treatment of Refractory Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Results First Posted : May 24, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2014
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Duke University

September 20, 2005
September 22, 2005
December 13, 2012
May 24, 2013
October 31, 2014
November 2004
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Brief Social Phobia Scale(BSPS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 and 16 weeks ]
An observer measure of social phobic symptoms, referred to as the Brief Social Phobia Scale, consists of 11 items, 7 evaluating commonly feared or avoided situations and 4 additional items measuring autonomic distress. A total numerical range of 0-88 is scored on this measure, with higher scores representing greater severity of social anxiety disorder symptoms.The total score is computed as a simple sum of the 11 items.
Brief Social Phobia Scale(BSPS)
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Clinical Global Impression of Severity (CGI-S)
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Geodon for the Treatment of Refractory Social Anxiety Disorder
Ziprasidone for the Treatment of Refractory Social Anxiety Disorder
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness and tolerability of augmentation treatment of ziprasidone to achieve remission among patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) who did not remit on sertraline treatment alone
This is a two-phase study consisting of 8 weeks of open label treatment with sertraline (50-200 mg/day) in patients with SAD and in those who fail to demonstrate symptom remission on sertraline alone, 8 weeks of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled augmentation with ziprasidone.
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Drug: Ziprasidone
    Sertraline augmentation with ziprasidone
    Other Name: Geodon
  • Drug: Sertraline
    Treatment by sertraline in open label phase, followed by ziprasidone/placebo randomized augmentation in the randomized phase
    Other Name: Zoloft
  • Open Label Treatment
    8 weeks of open label treatment with sertraline
    Intervention: Drug: Sertraline
  • Randomization Ziprasidone
    8 weeks of treatment with sertraline augmented with ziprasidone
    • Drug: Ziprasidone
    • Drug: Sertraline
  • Randomization Placebo
    8 weeks of treatment with sertraline augmented by placebo
    Intervention: Drug: Sertraline
Davidson JR, Potts NL, Richichi EA, Ford SM, Krishnan KR, Smith RD, Wilson W. The Brief Social Phobia Scale. J Clin Psychiatry. 1991 Nov;52 Suppl:48-51.

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July 2009
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults 18-65 years of age
  • primary diagnosis of SAD, using Diagnostic Standard Manual(DSM-IV) criteria
  • minimum Clinical Global Impression of Severity (CGI-S) score of 4 at baseline
  • minimum Brief Social Phobia Scale(BSPS) score of 20 at baseline
  • written informed consent
  • negative serum pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential
  • normal EKG

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current DSM-IV diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder, mental retardation or other pervasive developmental disorder, or cognitive disorder due to a general medical condition
  • any current primary anxiety disorder other than SAD
  • current primary depression
  • history of substance abuse or dependence within the last 3 months
  • suicide risk or serious suicide attempt within the last year
  • clinically significant medical condition or laboratory or EKG abnormality
  • women of childbearing potential who are unwilling to practice an acceptable method of contraception
  • patients needing concurrent use of psychotropic medications
  • history of hypersensitivity to sertraline or ziprasidone
  • recent (less than 2 months) initiation of psychotherapy for SAD
  • history of failure to respond to augmentation with an adequate trial of an atypical antipsychotic
  • patients who are currently taking any of the following medications: Erythromycin, Biaxin, Avelox, Zithromax, Amantadine, Levaquin, Tamoxifen, Tegretol, Nizoral, and Levitra
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
6479 ( Other Identifier: Duke legacy protocol number )
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Duke University
Duke University
Principal Investigator: Wei Zhang, M.D. Duke University
Duke University
April 2013

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