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A Study of Duloxetine in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Associated Painful Symptoms

2014-08-27 03:18:27 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out if 60 mg of duloxetine given once a day by mouth for 8 weeks to patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder, who also report associated painful physical symptoms, is better than placebo when treating depression and its associated painful symptoms.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Major Depressive Disorder

Intervention

Duloxetine, Placebo

Location

For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559)
Beverly Hills
California
United States
90210

Status

Recruiting

Source

Eli Lilly and Company

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:27-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A major affective disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission and recurrence.

Marked depression appearing in the involution period and characterized by hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and agitation.

A serotonin uptake inhibitor that is used as an antidepressive agent. It has been shown to be effective in patients with major depressive disorders and other subsets of depressive disorders. It is generally more useful in depressive disorders associated with insomnia and anxiety. This drug does not aggravate psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p309)

Inability to experience pleasure due to impairment or dysfunction of normal psychological and neurobiological mechanisms. It is a symptom of many PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS (e.g., DEPRESSIVE DISORDER, MAJOR; and SCHIZOPHRENIA).

An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.

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