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Quetiapine Treatment for Symptoms Associated With Borderline Personality Disorder

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Identifier:
First received: July 15, 2005
Last updated: June 9, 2008
Last verified: June 2008


The objective of this study is to quantitatively examine the efficacy of Seroquel (active ingredient quetiapine fumarate) in subjects with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). A secondary objective is to characterize the safety and tolerability of utilizing quetiapine in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.


Investigator initiated, 6-week, non-placebo controlled, non-randomized, open-label, single drug, single-center, medication trial.


Volunteers (n = 15) diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Personality Disorders (SCID-II).


Subjects with Borderline Personality Disorder are washed out of all other medications. The subjects are then given the study drug at a dose within the drug's known therapeutic range.

Condition Intervention Phase
Borderline Personality Disorder
Drug: Quetiapine Fumarate
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Quetiapine Treatment for Symptoms Associated With Borderline Personality Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Symptom Checklist 90 scale (SCL-90-R) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability will be measured at Baseline and weekly using the following scales: Simpson-Angus Extrapyramidal Side Effect Scale (SAS), Barnes Akathisia Scale (BAS), and Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS). [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Quetiapine at dosage of 50 to 150 mg
Drug: Quetiapine Fumarate
Dosage can vary from 50 to 150 mg at PI's discretion
Other Name: Seroquel

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provide written informed consent before beginning any study related activities
  • Be between age 18 and 55 years
  • Be able to speak, read and write English and follow simple instructions for completing self-rated scales
  • Meet DSM-IV criteria for BPD as assessed by the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Personality Disorders (SCID-II).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Are pregnant or lactating.
  • Have participated in any other studies involving investigational products within 30 days prior to entry into this study.
  • Are undergoing an acute withdrawal syndrome from drugs or alcohol.
  • Have an Axis I diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophreniform Disorder or Bipolar I Disorder as diagnosed by the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I), and pertinent subsequent for ruling out exclusionary diagnoses.
  • Have an unstable medical disorder as determined by physical examination or laboratory testing. The primary investigator will be responsible for making this judgment based on the above.
  • Had an unsatisfactory response to a previous adequate trial of quetiapine as judged by a study investigator.
  • Patients cannot begin psychotherapy during the study period, but may continue if started prior to the study.
  • Patients who are currently receiving quetiapine therapy may not undergo a washout period and then restart quetiapine in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00122070

United States, New Jersey
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine - Department of Psychiatry
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States, 08002-2000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Principal Investigator: David J Rissmiller, DO University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: David J. Rissmiller, D.O., UMDNJ Identifier: NCT00122070     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 702787
Study First Received: July 15, 2005
Last Updated: June 9, 2008

Keywords provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:
Borderline Personality Disorder
Personality Disorder
Atypical Antipsychotics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Personality Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Quetiapine Fumarate
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs processed this record on May 25, 2017