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PUFA Augmentation in Treatment of Major Depression

2014-08-27 03:54:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if omega-3 fatty acid EPA will enhance and speed up response to antidepressant therapy with Celexa (Citalopram) in people suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. All patients will receive Celexa, 50% will receive EPA, 50% placebo EPA.

Description

As per brief summary

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Major Depression

Intervention

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA), Citalopram

Location

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Dept. of Psychiatry
Los Angeles
California
United States
90048

Status

Completed

Source

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:59-0400

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