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Assessment of Suicidality in Epilepsy - Rating Tools

2014-08-27 03:15:17 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This will be a cross-sectional study enrolling 200 outpatients/inpatients with treatment resistant partial epilepsy for at least two years, receiving 1-3 AEDS.

The study will consist of one or two visits, each lasting 1-2 hours. All subjects will complete Visit 1. Twenty five percent of the subjects will return for Visit 2. The study will assess the prevalence of depression and suicidal thoughts and the feasibility of using the proposed psychiatric rating scales in future epilepsy clinical trials. This study will also provide an estimate of the proportion of patients with epilepsy (PWE) who may be ineligible for future trials.

Description

In light of the recent issues regarding antiepileptic drugs and suicidality, The Epilepsy Study Consortium is proposing a pilot study. Several scales to assess suicidality and screen for depression and anxiety disorders will be administered to a group of epilepsy patients with characteristics similar to patients who are usually enrolled in epilepsy clinical trials. The study will assess the prevalence of depression, suicidal thoughts, and behavior and the feasibility of using the proposed psychiatric rating scales in future epilepsy clinical trials. This study will also provide an estimate of the proportion of patients with epilepsy who may be ineligible for future trials because they have had active suicidal thoughts in the last 6 months, suicidal behavior in the last 2 years or a current major depressive episode.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Epilepsy

Location

The International Center for Epilepsy (ICE) at the University of Miami
Miami
Florida
United States
33136

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

The Epilepsy Study Consortium

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:17-0400

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