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A Study of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder and Residual Apathy

2014-08-27 03:19:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to provide a comparison of the apathy, depression, and functional outcomes associated with switching to duloxetine or escitalopram in patients who have previously responded to treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) for major depressive disorder and who have residual apathy in the absence of depressed mood.

Description

Apathy is reported by up to 30% of patients with major depressive disorder and is hypothesized to be a treatment emergent adverse effect associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medication. While there is currently no consistent method for treating apathy among psychiatrists, it has been proposed that switching MDD patients to antidepressant medications containing both serotonin and norepinephrine, such as duloxetine, may reduce the incidence and severity of apathy in these patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active 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, Escitalopram

Location

For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559)
Everton Park
Queensland
Australia
4053

Status

Recruiting

Source

Eli Lilly and Company

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:00-0400

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