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Dynamic Measures of Neurochemistry in Mood Disorders

2014-08-27 03:50:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to understand changes in brain chemical signals when people take antidepressants called sertraline (Zoloft®) and bupropion (Wellbutrin SR, Zyban ®). Spinal fluid is used to measure chemical levels of dopamine, serotonin, and other chemicals thought to be involved in depression. The study has potential to help understand and treat depression.

Description

The purpose of this study is to understand changes in brain chemical signals when people take antidepressants called sertraline (Zoloft®) and bupropion (Wellbutrin SR, Zyban ®). Spinal fluid is used to measure chemical levels of dopamine, serotonin, and other chemicals thought to be involved in depression. The study has potential to help understand and treat depression.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Depression

Intervention

sertraline, bupropion

Location

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville
Tennessee
United States
37212

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Vanderbilt University

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:50:32-0400

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