Beta-CIT-SPECT and Neurophysiology in Depression

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2010
H. Lundbeck A/S
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Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich

Brief Summary:
Aim of this project is to investigate the effects of escitalopram on monoamine transporter (SERT, DAT) availabilities as assessed by b-CIT and SPECT, and on neurophysiological parameters such as the loudness dependence of auditory evoked potentials (LDAEP) in patients with depression.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Procedure: β-CIT-SPECT, Neurophysiology Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Serotonin and Dopamine Transporter (SERT, DAT) Availabilities as Assessed by b-CIT and SPECT, and Neurophysiological Measures of Central Serotonergic Activity in Patients With Depression Under Treatment With Escitalopram
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: β-CIT-SPECT, Neurophysiology
    β-CIT-SPECT scans and EEG recordings, two assessments each

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. changes in β-CIT/neurophysiological measurements from baseline to week 4 [ Time Frame: two assessments, at baseline and week 4 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Psychiatric in or outpatients with acute depressive episode
  • Indication for pharmacological treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute suicidality
  • Neurological or severe somatic disorders
  • Occupational exposition to radiation >15 mSv per year
  • Women during pregnancy or lactation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00145132

Depts. of Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Munich, Germany, D-80336
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
H. Lundbeck A/S
Principal Investigator: Oliver Pogarell, MD Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Munich

Responsible Party: Oliver Pogarell, MD, University of Munich Identifier: NCT00145132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ESCIT-SPECT-Pogarell
First Posted: September 5, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 2, 2010
Last Verified: May 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs