Clinical Validation of the Rating Scale for Psychotic Depression (RAS-PD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2013 by Aarhus University Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Søren Dinesen Østergaard, Aarhus University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2012
Last updated: July 18, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

The aim of this study is to develop a scale to measure the severity of depression with psychotic symptoms (psychotic depression). Furthermore, we hope to detect potential biomarkers (substances in the blood) which can aid in the detection of psychotic depression.

Main hypothesis: A clinically valid rating scale measuring the severity of psychotic depression can be developed.

Affective Disorders, Psychotic

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Aarhus University Hospital:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

blood samples

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: February 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

inpatients or outpatients at Danish Psychiatric Hospitals fulfilling criteria for unipolar depression with psychotic symptoms.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fulfilling ICD-10 criteria DF32.3 or DF33.3
  • At least 18 years old
  • Legally competent
  • Informed consent (oral & written)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Insufficient Danish Language skills
  • Moderate to severe dementia
  • Abuse of psychoactive substances
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01518049

Unit for Psychiatric Research, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital
Aalborg, Denmark, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Søren Dinesen Østergaard
Principal Investigator: Søren D Østergaard, MD Aahus University Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Søren Dinesen Østergaard, Principal Investigator, Aarhus University Hospital Identifier: NCT01518049     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: N-20110029
Study First Received: January 21, 2012
Last Updated: July 18, 2013
Health Authority: Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Aarhus University Hospital:
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Biological Markers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features processed this record on August 27, 2015