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"The Effects of Oxytocin on Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder"

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 December 2014 by University of Freiburg.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs, University of Freiburg Identifier:
First received: November 17, 2010
Last updated: December 8, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

November 17, 2010
December 8, 2014
January 2011
August 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
BPD Symptoms [ Time Frame: BPD Symptoms ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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"The Effects of Oxytocin on Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder"
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RCT. Two substudies (clinical and experimental). Main objective of the trial is to examine if oxytocin, compared to placebo shows any additional effect on the therapy achievements (outcome) of patients with borderline personality disorder, who receive an in-patient standard psychotherapy (Dialectical-behavioral-therapy, Marsha Linehan (2006)).

Secondary objectives :

Investigate if oxytocin compared to placebo enhances social trust and emotion recognition in patients with borderline personality disorder. Comparison of the effects of Oxytocin on patients with BPD and major depression.

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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Effects of Oxytocin on Borderline Personality Disorder.
Drug: Oxytocin
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
January 2016
August 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Gender: Both, male and female
  • Minimum Age: 18 Years
  • Maximum Age: 50 Years
  • Borderline personality disorder or major depression (clinical control group)
  • Mini Mental Status Test > 27 (capacity to consent)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • chronic or acute somatic health problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • pregnancy
  • breast feeding
  • neurological disorder
  • allergy to antidegradants
18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
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Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs, University of Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs
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Study Director: Markus Heinrichs, Prof. Dr. Institut für Psychologie der Univeristät Freiburg
University of Freiburg
December 2014

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