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Amitriptyline and Paroxetine Treatment of Major Depression

2014-08-27 03:16:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal system is monitored using saliva cortisol sampling during the antidepressant treatment with amitriptyline and paroxetine in moderately to severely depressed patients. Additionally, serum and plasma are sampled during the 5-week study period in order to study endocrine and metabolic parameters.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Unipolar Depression

Intervention

amitriptyline, paroxetine

Location

Central Institute of Mental Health
Mannheim
Germany
68159

Status

Completed

Source

Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:39-0400

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A serotonin uptake inhibitor that is effective in the treatment of depression.

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