Treatment Study of Bipolar Depression

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a single intravenous administration of an N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist (ketamine) is safe and effective for the acute treatment of bipolar depression.

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Status Terminated
Start date 01 July 2009
End date 01 October 2009
Chance of happening 0%
Phase Phase IV
Design Blinded
Type Interventional
Generation First
Participants 1
Sex All
Age 21- 70
Therapy No

Trial Details

Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a common, recurrent, and disabling medical condition. Although mania is the defining feature of BPD, depression represents the majority of illness burden in patients with this devastating condition. Despite the high degree of morbidity and mortality associated with bipolar depression, currently available treatments are few and often inadequate. Recently, a single intravenous (IV) dose of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor antagonist ketamine has demonstrated rapid antidepressant effects in severe unipolar depression. Therefore, the objective of the current study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of a single IV dose of ketamine in treatment-resistant bipolar depression (TRBD).

NCT Number NCT00947791

Sponsors & Collaborators

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Measures Used

Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale
A ten-item diagnostic questionnaire used to measure the severity of depressive symptoms in patients with mood disorders.

Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology
The Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (Self-Report) (QIDS-SR16) is a self-report tool designed to screen for depression and measure changes in the severity of symptoms.

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