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Safety Study of Depakote Versus Lithium in African Americans With Bipolar Disorder

2014-08-27 03:15:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

It is hypothesized that Depakote will be better tolerated then lithium in treating African Americans with bipolar disorder.

Description

This is a 14 week randomized open study of 50 inpatients or outpatients with bipolar I r II. African American subjects will receive lithium or depakote ER. Measures will be made of psychopathology, reported side effects, and study completers. Measures will also be made of RBC/plasma lithium to determine if this level is better predictive of lithium tolerability.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Bipolar Disorder

Intervention

Depakote, Lithium

Location

Howard University Hospital
Washington
District of Columbia
United States
20060

Status

Withdrawn

Source

Lawson, William B., M.D., PhD, DFAPA

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:41-0400

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