Double-Blind Naltrexone in Compulsive Sexual Behavior
The goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of naltrexone in compulsive sexual behavior. Twenty subjects with DSM-IV compulsive sexual behavior will receive 8 weeks of naltrexone or placebo. The hypothesis to be tested is that naltrexone will be effective in reducing the urges to act out sexually in patients with compulsive sexual behavior. The proposed study will provide needed data on the treatment of a disabling disorder that currently lacks a clearly effective treatment.
The proposed study will consist of 8 weeks of treatment with either naltrexone or placebo in 20 subjects with compulsive sexual behavior.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Naltrexone, Sugar pill
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00467558
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.
Derivative of noroxymorphone that is the N-cyclopropylmethyl congener of NALOXONE. It is a narcotic antagonist that is effective orally, longer lasting and more potent than naloxone, and has been proposed for the treatment of heroin addiction. The FDA has approved naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence.
This discipline concerns the study of SEXUALITY, and the application of sexual knowledge such as sexual attitudes, psychology, and SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. Scope of application generally includes educational (SEX EDUCATION), clinical (SEX COUNSELING), and other settings.
Sexual activities of animals.
Sexual activities of humans.
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