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Double-Blind Naltrexone in Kleptomania

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jon E. Grant, University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2006
Last updated: April 9, 2012
Last verified: April 2012

The goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of naltrexone in kleptomania.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Naltrexone
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Naltrexone in Kleptomania

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Further study details as provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Modified for Kleptomania (K-YBOCS) [ Time Frame: K-YBOCS is done at each visit by the investigator. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The K-YBOCS measures symptom severity (urges/thoughts and behavior) across the past week. Scores range from 0 (no symptoms) to 40 (highest symptom severity).

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A
Drug: Naltrexone
Other Name: Revia
Placebo Comparator: B
Drug: Placebo

Detailed Description:

The proposed study will consist of 8 weeks of treatment with either naltrexone or placebo in 20 subjects with kleptomania. The hypothesis to be tested is that naltrexone will be effective in reducing the urges to steal in patients with kleptomania. The proposed study will provide needed data on the treatment of a disabling disorder that currently lacks a clearly effective treatment.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. men and women age 21-75
  2. current DSM-IV kleptomania.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. unstable medical illness or clinically significant abnormalities on prestudy laboratory tests or physical examination
  2. history of seizures
  3. myocardial infarction within 6 months
  4. current pregnancy or lactation, or inadequate contraception in women of childbearing potential
  5. clinically significant suicidality
  6. current or recent (past 3 months) DSM-IV substance abuse or dependence
  7. illegal substance within 2 weeks of study initiation
  8. initiation of psychotherapy or behavior therapy from a mental health professional for the treatment of kleptomania within 3 months prior to study baseline
  9. initiation of a psychotropic medication within 2 months prior to study inclusion
  10. previous treatment with naltrexone
  11. treatment with investigational medication or depot neuroleptics within 3 months, with fluoxetine within 6 weeks, or with other psychotropics within 2 weeks prior to study baseline.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00332579

United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Principal Investigator: Jon E Grant, MD, JD University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jon E. Grant, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Identifier: NCT00332579     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0602M82626
Study First Received: May 30, 2006
Results First Received: March 1, 2012
Last Updated: April 9, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:
Compulsive Shoplifting
Compulsive Stealing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Agents
Narcotic Antagonists
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on March 03, 2015