An Open-Label Study Of Lamictal In Neurotic Excoriation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 30, 2007
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University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute

December 22, 2005
December 23, 2005
April 30, 2007
January 2006
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Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Modified for Neurotic Excoriation
Same as current
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Skin Picking Symptom Assessment Scale (SP-SAS) and the Clinical Global Impression scale
Same as current
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An Open-Label Study Of Lamictal In Neurotic Excoriation
An Open-Label Study of Lamictal In Neurotic Excoriation
The goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Lamictal in neurotic excoriation. Twenty subjects with neurotic excoriation will receive 12 weeks of open-label treatment with Lamictal. The hypothesis to be tested is that Lamictal will be effective and well tolerated in patients with neurotic excoriation. The proposed study will provide needed data on the treatment of a disabling disorder that currently lacks a clearly effective treatment.
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Phase 2
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Neurotic Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Drug: Lamictal (lamotrigine)
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Grant JE, Odlaug BL, Kim SW. Lamotrigine treatment of pathologic skin picking: an open-label study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Sep;68(9):1384-91.

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September 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • men and women age 18-65
  • current diagnosis of neurotic excoriation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable medical illness or clinically significant abnormalities on prestudy laboratory tests or physical examination
  • history of seizures
  • myocardial infarction within 6 months
  • current pregnancy or lactation, or inadequate contraception in women of childbearing potential
  • a need for medication other than Lamictal with possible psychotropic effects or unfavorable interactions with Lamictal
  • clinically significant suicidality
  • lifetime history of DSM-IV bipolar disorder type I, dementia, or schizophrenia or any other DSM-IV psychotic disorder
  • current or recent (past 3 months) DSM-IV substance abuse or dependence
  • illegal substance use within 2 weeks of study initiation
  • initiation of psychotherapy or behavior therapy from a mental health professional within 3 months prior to study baseline
  • previous treatment with Lamictal
  • treatment with investigational medication or depot neuroleptics within 3 months, with fluoxetine within 6 weeks, or with other psychotropics within 2 weeks prior to study baseline
  • current treatment with an anti-epileptic medication and
  • patients who have previously been diagnosed with a medical condition that cause skin itchiness (e.g. liver, kidney, and blood diseases, etopic allergies)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
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University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Principal Investigator: Jon E Grant, JD, MD University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
April 2007

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