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Taurine as an Anti-Manic Agent: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

2014-08-27 03:49:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the amino acid taurine has effects on mood stability in bipolar disorder.

Description

Taurine is an amino acid that has some actions similar to mood stabilizers. Taurine is widely sold as a component of over-the-counter mood enhancing agents. However, controlled studies examining the mood effects of taurine are limited. An initial study in this laboratory looked at taurine's mood effects in individuals with bipolar disorder. This follow-up study is designed to further examine taurine's effects on manic symptoms. Subjects in the current follow-up study will add taurine or placebo to their current treatment regimen. Both depressive and manic symptoms will be tracked for three months to determine whether the addition of taurine affects mood symptoms.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Bipolar Disorder

Intervention

taurine

Location

McLean Hospital
Belmont
Massachusetts
United States
02478

Status

Recruiting

Source

Mclean Hospital

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:49:04-0400

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