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Duloxetine for Chronic Depression: a Double-blind Study

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00360724
First Posted: August 7, 2006
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2017
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Collaborator:
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Results First Submitted: October 1, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Dysthymic Disorder
Depressive Disorder NOS
Intervention: Drug: Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

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Recruitment Details
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Subjects were recruited by advertisements, website postings, and from the hospital’s telephone referral service. Conducted between August 2006 and December 2011. Potential participants provided informed consent for study participation. A physical examination was performed and blood and urine samples were collected, including urine toxicology.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
For patients on current ineffective psychotropic medication, washout was required, with >=7 days medication-free (>=28 days for fluoxetine). Concurrent sleep medication (zolpidem) was allowed for a maximum of 5 days during the study.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Duloxetine medication, ranging from 30 to 120 mg/day
Placebo Treatment placebo treatment, treatment with matching capsules of placebo

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Duloxetine (Cymbalta)   Placebo Treatment
STARTED   33   32 
COMPLETED   29   28 
NOT COMPLETED   4   4 



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Duloxetine medication, ranging from 30 to 120 mg/day
Placebo Treatment placebo treatment: treatment with placebo capsules that match active medication capsules
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Duloxetine (Cymbalta)   Placebo Treatment   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 33   32   65 
Age 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
<=18 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
Between 18 and 65 years      32  97.0%      32 100.0%      64  98.5% 
>=65 years      1   3.0%      0   0.0%      1   1.5% 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 41  (11.7)   42.1  (11.4)   41.6  (11.2) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
Female      18  54.5%      10  31.3%      28  43.1% 
Male      15  45.5%      22  68.8%      37  56.9% 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
     
United States   33   32   65 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) - 24 Total Score   [ Time Frame: Week 10 ]

2.  Primary:   Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) - 24 Total Score   [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

3.  Secondary:   Cornell Dysthymia Rating Scale (CDRS)   [ Time Frame: Week 10 ]

4.  Secondary:   Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF)   [ Time Frame: Week 10 ]

5.  Secondary:   Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)   [ Time Frame: Week 10 ]

6.  Secondary:   Clinical Global Impressions Improvement(CGI-I)   [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]

7.  Secondary:   Cornell Dysthymia Rating Scale (CDRS)   [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

8.  Secondary:   Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)   [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

9.  Secondary:   Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF)   [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

10.  Other Pre-specified:   Resting-state Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging(fMRI)   [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

11.  Other Pre-specified:   Resting-state Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging(fMRI)   [ Time Frame: Follow up ]


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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There IS an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.
The agreement is:
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is more than 60 days but less than or equal to 180 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.
unchecked Other disclosure agreement that restricts the right of the PI to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: David Hellerstein MD
Organization: NY State Psychiatric Institute
phone: 6467748000
e-mail: hellers@nyspi.columbia.edu


Publications of Results:

Responsible Party: New York State Psychiatric Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00360724     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: # 4967/6363R
First Submitted: August 3, 2006
First Posted: August 7, 2006
Results First Submitted: October 1, 2013
Results First Posted: November 3, 2015
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2017