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Paroxetine/Bupropion in Suicide Attempters/Ideators With Major Depression

This study has been terminated.
(Interim analysis showed differential treatment effects.)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York State Psychiatric Institute Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2007
Last updated: March 25, 2015
Last verified: December 2012
Results First Received: December 11, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Depression
Interventions: Drug: Paroxetine
Drug: Bupropion

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Recruitment Details
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Recruitment dates were 2/2005-7/2009 with follow-up completed in January 2010.

Pre-Assignment Details
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N=101 subjects enrolled, but N=23 did not return after enrollment, so N=78 were randomized.

Reporting Groups
Paroxetine Participants will receive paroxetine for 8 weeks
Bupropion Participants will receive bupropion for 8 weeks

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Paroxetine   Bupropion
STARTED   38   40 
COMPLETED   36 [1]   38 [2] 
Lost to Follow-up                0                1 
Ineligibility discovered after entry                2                1 
[1] 2 subjects excluded due to re-diagnosis/ineligibility.
[2] 2 subjects excluded: re-diagnosis/ineligibility (1), and did not return after randomization (1).

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Paroxetine Participants will receive paroxetine for 8 weeks
Bupropion Participants will receive bupropion for 8 weeks
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Paroxetine   Bupropion   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 36   38   74 
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0   0   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   36   38   74 
>=65 years   0   0   0 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 35.2  (12.8)   37.9  (11.9)   36.4  (12.7) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   21   21   42 
Male   15   17   32 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   36   38   74 

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Go-No go Test   [ Time Frame: Measured at Baseline and Week 8 ]

2.  Primary:   Scale for Suicidal Ideation   [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8 ]

3.  Primary:   Occurrence of Suicidal Ideation or Acts Necessitating a Change in Treatment   [ Time Frame: Measured at Month 6 ]

4.  Secondary:   Brain Activity Measured by BOLD Signal With fMRI During a Reward Processing Task.   [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8. ]
Results not yet reported.   Anticipated Reporting Date:   No text entered.  

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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
  1. Significant dropout meant the number of subjects with analyzable data was smaller than the number enrolled.
  2. An interim analysis of this pilot study showed differential treatment effects so a decision was made to stop enrollment early.

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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT 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.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Michael F. Grunebaum, MD
Organization: Columbia University/NYSPI
phone: 212-543-5842

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: New York State Psychiatric Institute Identifier: NCT00429169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: #5933R
K23MH076049 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: January 29, 2007
Results First Received: December 11, 2012
Last Updated: March 25, 2015