Effectiveness of Divalproex Sodium (Depakote) in Treating Children With Temper Outbursts and Severe Mood Swings
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00217932|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Mood Disorders||Drug: Divalproex Sodium (Depakote)||Phase 2|
Depakote has been used to treat seizures in children for more than 20 years. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of divalproex sodium (Depakote) in treating children with temper outbursts and severe mood disorders.
This study will last 12 weeks. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either 250 mg Depakote or placebo. The dose of medication will increase at the end of Week 1 to 500 mg of either depakote or placebo; participants will remain on this dose through Week 5. At Week 6, participants will cross-over and receive the other treatment (either depakote or placebo), which they will take through Week 12. Study visits will occur weekly and will include a physical exam, blood and urine tests, and self-reports of adverse events. In addition, caregivers will complete reports about mood swings throughout the study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Official Title:||Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Depakote (Divalproex Sodium) in Children With Temper Outbursts and Severe Mood Swings|
|Study Start Date :||September 2000|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2005|
- Reduction in symptoms of explosive mood disorder; measured throughout the study and at Week 12
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00217932
|United States, New York|
|New York State Psychiatric Institute|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Principal Investigator:||Stephen Donovan, MD||Columbia University|