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Neuroimaging Studies of the Treatment of Bipolar Depression With Citalopram

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01639482
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 16, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Regional metabolic changes associated with response to 6 weeks of citalopram treatment, using 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography imaging, will be characterized (FDG PET). The following hypothesis will be tested: Antidepressant response or remission in depressed BPD patients will be associated with changes in cortical (prefrontal, parietal, premotor) and paralimbic (hippocampus, anterior cingulate, subgenual cingulate, posterior cingulate, and anterior insula) regions, consistent with SRI antidepressant response in unipolar depressed patients.

Condition or disease
Bipolar Depression

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : April 2010
Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Drug Information available for: Citalopram
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Citalopram
Placebo


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. rCMRglu [ Time Frame: pre and post-treatment ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with Bipolar Depression
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current age 18-64 years; DSM-IV diagnosis of BPD, type-I, or type-II; Enrolled in the Citalopram Study at Tufts Medical Center

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current pregnancy, or inability to utilize contraception, The presence of any metallic implants, History of claustrophobia
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital - East
Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States, 02129
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Darin Dougherty, Director, Division of Neurotherapeutics, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01639482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009P002712
First Posted: July 12, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Citalopram
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